This weekend I have been busy making jam. We had been asked to pick plums of someone who had gone on holiday, they didn't want them to go to waste! I made about 16 jars, the first batch I made was quite tart using Lind's Edmond's book, the recipe was different to the one in my older book and my recipe turned out much better.
I also sacrificed some of my precious raspberries I had picked at Christmas to make a small amount of jam. I used this recipe here it was a bit too sweet next time wont add quite as much sugar.
I have also made some baby hats which turned out quite cute and very small, I am playing around with needles to get the gauge I like.
Last night cast on for some really lovely slippers they look like loafers and quite trendy. I was given lots of very thick wool a while ago and was wondering what to make with it. The first one came out too big the second I did on 5.5mm s and was just casting off and the acrylic needle snapped ARGH!! might try them on size 5s today they will be sure to fit someone the
It is quite overcast here today and we have had some strong winds,hoping for some fine weather for tomorrows Nelsons Anniversary Day.
I have been really enjoying reading books on my tablet. You can download books from your library, there are not many titles yet and quite a few you have to put on hold but I have been able to find a knitting book Yay!!! also lots of free books on the public domain. I quite like the idea of saving the trees and not having to pack books when I go away!
Well dear friends and family do have a lovely weekend wherever you are in this wonderful world