Fall is Finally Here

We woke up to 68° in the house and 58° outside and turned the heat on to get the chill off the house. It’s a gorgeous day, sunny with a light breeze and Brad is headed to the coffee shop for breakfast croissants. We like to do that on Saturday for a treat once inContinue reading “Fall is Finally Here”

Granny Needs Another Staycation

I’ve had a blast this week, but I’m about done. Two days back to back shopping with my adorable eleven year old grandson were a treat, but after all the cleaning I’ve done this month, being on my feet so much…I need a long weekend to recoup. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat,Continue reading “Granny Needs Another Staycation”

Getting Rid of Clutter

I’ve cleared away a LOT of clutter off of the table and shelves. Very soon all this plastic stuff will be gone and I’ll have a nice desk with a couple of shelves mounted on the wall above the desk. I need to go through that plastic storage unit to the left. I could easilyContinue reading “Getting Rid of Clutter”

Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!

The storms last night split and went north and south of us and I don’t believe we got a single drop! It happens from time to time and we really need the rain. It started clouding up this morning and a little while ago I looked out and…it was raining! A nice, slow, steady rain.Continue reading “Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!”

Just A Little More Summer Heat

I’m enjoying working on my current Ludlow Shawl. This BFL/Nylon yarn is easy to knit and has good stitch definition. Probably should have bought more of this yarn when I had the chance. It’s back up to 95° today. We missed most of the rain that passed through here but at least the grass isContinue reading “Just A Little More Summer Heat”

Spare Socks On The Needle

That lovely golden yellow BFL sock yarn I picked out. Yeah, I misread the label. It doesn’t have any nylon in it. So I found a single skein of Fishknits Yarn, Alpine Blossom colorway, Stalwurthe base: 85% Superwash Merino, 15% undyed Nylon NEP 2-ply fingering. 438 yards, 100 grams. Yeah, I know. I said IContinue reading “Spare Socks On The Needle”

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”

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”

Blocked, Ready to Wear

This is a very comfy shawl, soft and drapes well. It’s great to have a finished project out of my own hand-spun yarn. I’m ready for cooler fall weather when it arrives. In the meantime, it’s 100° outside and 73° in the house. We have the ceiling fans running so it’s nice and cool inside.Continue reading “Blocked, Ready to Wear”

It’s A Beautiful Morning!

It’s 81° and mostly sunny this morning. According to the weather dude we should miss the triple digit temps today. I ran water thru the new coffee maker to make sure it’s clean inside then Brad prepped it for a full pot of coffee before heading to town to pick up breakfast croissants for theContinue reading “It’s A Beautiful Morning!”