I'm still "working" on my Adama cowl, on which I continue to make strange mistakes, never ending up with the right number of stitches even though that number should be the same over the course of many rows. You'd think I'd have learned by now I can't watch TV and work on this project at the same time but I'm being stubborn.
But let's be real: there hasn't been time for knitting in these parts much anyway, because food is coming out my ears (not literally ::shudder::). Y'all, how could I pass up a box of cherries for $1.75/lb when they have been at least $4 everywhere else? A row of sweet Bing jars now line a shelf in my root cellar and are lonely, so I went ahead and transformed the rest of the box into Marisa McClellan's Pickled Sweet Cherry recipe. Just for kicks. And since we finished our last jar of lacto-fermented cucumber pickles a couple months ago, I picked up several pickling cukes at the produce stand earlier this week, so I popped those into brine this morning before the heads of dill went bad. If you've never tried "real" pickles made the old-fashioned way, you might want to. It took me literally 20 minutes from start to finish this morning. Once done pickling, they will be salty, sour, tangy, contain healthy probiotics, and their fizz from the lactic acid is amazing. Yum.
I am completely drawn into Big Stone Gap, and listening to Sense and Sensibility and The Scarlet Letter (both via CraftLit). Big Stone Gap is completely fluffy summer reading which is just the little escape I need for a 20 minute period before hitting the pillow- except I am enjoying it so much I don't want to put it down!
Joining --later than usual-- the Yarn Along crowd over at Ginny's today! I will hopefully make it over to visit some blog friends later on!