Ah, the spinning continues. . . slowly! I have two bobbins done for the second mega-skein, just started the third last night.
I knit a sleeve with the first skein and it’s perfect. The stitch substitution is spot-on and I just love it. I think this sweater will be my winter coat! I decided to spin more before continuing the knitting, which is slow-going and monotonous. And necessary. When this mega-skein is finished, I’ll have to knit awhile to build up my spinning reserves.
Because yeah, I want to wear this NOW!
This weekend I made tomato jam, the last item on my list of my must-make-this. I wish I could say all these tomatoes are from our garden, but I got them at the farmer’s market (the little ones are ours). Our tomato plants have “the wilt” and it’s just a matter of time before they are history. At least our yield far surpassed last year’s whopping ONE tomato crop! We’ve gotten enough to have a homegrown tomato on our lunchtime salads most days, which has been nice.
I borrowed from several recipes and the ingredient list of a locally-made tomato chutney that we love, and it will either be really, really good, or a complete waste of time!
I’m letting it age for 30 days or so and then we’ll do a taste test. My goal is a spicy-sweet jam to serve with cheese and crackers, but I’m worried that I made it too spicy. If it’s good, I’ll post the recipe!
Had to take this photo last week – can you see the moon?