Saturday, January 29, 2011
With one child away MLK weekend, I had time to put my first round of bbq sauce. This is the first time I water bath canned a batch. One stock pot of sauce resulted in 11 pints ready for the lower pantry shelves.
Next up - jam or marmalade!!! I have the ingredients for both and just need an afternoon to put it all together and that may come yet this week.
With help from a class at the library, I've started my first sock, twice.... This is just the class sock but some how in less than three inches I managed to add two stitches so a happy ripping we did go. Start no. 2 and so far all goes well. I succeeded in creating the heel flap but I was not understanding from the pattern directions or the videos online how to created the heel turn so back to class. Today with help, I got it!!!!
Now I'll finish the class sock and try the kitchner stitch to close the toe. If it too causes problems, Wednesday a group of knitters gathers at Zook's and I will join them.
My first up for a pair of socks will come from a skein of Black Bunny Fibers, South Street. I picked up this skein last year when Carol was doing a book signing at Loop. Now in Indiana, South Street is a fun remembrance of my time working on Lombard, one block north of South Street. This will be a simple sock so the colors show to maximum beauty.
As we are all settled in here, Ms. Tina has begun updating her followers on the trauma of relocating and her new location. She can't have her entourage neglected. Her major complaint with the move is that her humans get to move about the full house, but she is only given reign over the family bedrooms and sitting room.