Wednesday, July 20, 2016

little makings

My Violet Cap is finished and put away for the cold weather.  Although this summer has been very  mild, it's certainly not hat and scarf weather and since our autumn months are usually beautiful, I think it will stay tucked away for awhile now.  I do love how it has come out and it was a very pleasant pattern to knit.  Soon I will set aside my Starshower cowl in favor of a test knit for Lisa at Happy in Dole Valley.  As soon as the yarn comes from Amanda's store I will cast on and knit like a fiend to meet the deadline. 

Books still include The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson, The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, and Food in Jars - my favorite canning book to browse.  My root cellar shelves are beginning to fill up again - Apricot halves in syrup, apricot jam, plum jam, and pickles.  Dill pickles brine on the counter today and next will be bread and butter pickle slices from my mass-producing vines.  

Joining Yarn Along hosted by Ginny


  1. A. Great hat! B. I gave been doing SO much canning the past few weeks peaches in jars everywhere! I always see that book around and pine for it...,but so far I have stayed strong. I already have too many cooking related books.

  2. beautiful hat!!! I cannot wait for cooler weather and I know I have a long long long wait ahead of me.

  3. Canning is such a satisfying thing to do - summer's bounty all year long!