Some Adjustments Necessary

Knitting up one garter ridge on the diagonal side of the throw per pattern ridge for the lace does not allow for enough ‘give’ or stretch so I started over with the edging. Somewhere along the way I noticed that I’d started knitting on the other end of the picked up stitches. Hmmm. Not sureContinue reading “Some Adjustments Necessary”

Knitting To Beat The Heat

While working on the last little bit of the corner of the lap throw I could already toss it over my lap and have my feet covered. It’s a nice medium weight throw and it will relax and grow a bit when it’s wet finished after I’m done with the edging. The other six inchesContinue reading “Knitting To Beat The Heat”

Almost There

The propane tank is set and connected to the Generac. It works! All we need now is for Douglas Propane to send a truck out to top off the tank. During a power outage the generator will come on after 15 seconds without power and shut off again when the power comes back on. AndContinue reading “Almost There”

It Was Only 106° Today

It wasn’t quite as hot today, just up to 106° and at 9:30 pm it’s 93°. We had overcast skies as evening came on, some thunder off in the distance, but as far as I know we haven’t had a drop of rain. Hava got her muzzle off this morning and she has some soreContinue reading “It Was Only 106° Today”

Another Blazing Hot Day In Texas

I stayed indoors today but Brad took Magen in to see the vet and get her shots. She was such a good girl, much calmer than her sister Hava. He picked up our grocery order on his way home. Tomorrow he takes Hava back to see if her muzzle can come off or has toContinue reading “Another Blazing Hot Day In Texas”

Tomorrow Is The Day!

First thing in the morning Web Electric will be coming down our drive to begin installing our Generac 2400 generator, and about half an hour later our electric coop will be here to disconnect the power so that the generator can be connected to the house, then they’ll turn everything back on. Easy peasy. ThenContinue reading “Tomorrow Is The Day!”

Progress on Several Fronts

First of all, it appears that my lap robe may turn out to be more of a shawl now that I see how far my yarn is going. I probably should have followed my first inclination to knit a couple of more inches before starting the decreases for the rectangle, but I’ll continue on asContinue reading “Progress on Several Fronts”

My Hand-Spun Throw is Taking Shape

I started with two stitches, the way I do with washcloths, and now I have 200 stitches on the needle. I will increase on one side: K3, YO, knit to the end of the row, and decrease on the opposite side: K2, SSK, YO, SSK, knit to the end of the row. This will giveContinue reading “My Hand-Spun Throw is Taking Shape”

The Struggle Is Real

So, I have a pair of socks on the needle and the Prayer Shawl to work on as well. But. This yarn has been calling my name for days. That ball of yarn is a half pound of 2-ply, hand-spun, mystery wool. I bought a full pound of the fiber from a little shop inContinue reading “The Struggle Is Real”

We Did It!

The prayers of a faithful people have been answered today on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Roe vs Wade has been overturned. It is now up to the states to decide the question of abortion and at last count there are fourteen states that have outlawed abortion including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana andContinue reading “We Did It!”