In knitting news, my update is a bit short and sweet! While I did continue working on the tweed Milo Vest for Millie, not enough progress was made to warrant a photo. What I found myself in love working, was the baby Vertebrae Sweater for Rosie. What a fun little knit and might be a sweater that I would consider making for a baby shower gift as you really just end up knitting 1/2 a sweater since there really is not much of a front. This size is a 6-12 month and I can imagine how quickly this would knit up and how much less yarn you would need for the newborn or next size up. The other great thing is that she gives directions for 3 yarn weights--fingering, dk, and worsted! I worked a couple more rows of the edging ribbing since these photos were taken, and now I just need to bind-off!
(The back)This week saw me try a new skill--picking up stitches! While the outside looks great where that happened, the inside is a bit messy looking as I don't think I picked up close enough to the edge of the sweater. But, lesson learned, right?
Now--the photos of the food stuff I accomplished yesterday:
100 little cucumbers were transformed into 10 quarts of pickles--using an old recipe that my mom used
48 ears of corn were processed and frozen into 12 bags of fresh tasting corn for the winter. I put four ears in a bag, so that should give us 12 different meals. (Maybe a pot of corn chowder will be made from some---yum!)
And today? These beautiful peaches will find themselves floating in jars of sugary goodness! I also have a tree of little Italian Plums which needs to be picked and then canned. Maybe even some plum jam!
That is all the exciting news from me--and there may not be an update next weekend as I am going on my first ever knitting retreat with friends to Mt. Hood Oregon. We are staying in this fabulous lodge--Timberline--built in the late '30s as part of Roosevelt's WPA project during the Great Depression. Photos, Here and Here and Here... I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
I will be making the rounds to visit you all, in between batches of peaches going in the canner to process!