I was trying to make more interesting platters. This turkey will get a head touch up. I think the owl will get shortened and I’ll try avocado rounds for the eyes. They should be ripe by morning. Sometimes it’s difficult to get just the look you’re trying to achieve.
This has been a fast year, hasn’t it. We’re nearly to the end of 2018 and I for one will end the year with left over projects. Enjoy the holidays and know there’s another whole year to work on those projects. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.
I bought 25# of beets last week. We have been feasting on them. Today, I canned 20 pints for this winter. Tuesday, I will go back to the farm and get fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving nibbles and another package of beets.
Usually I boil the beets, put them under cold water, and the skins slip off. These had to be scraped off. Have you ever had beets like that? Or can you tell me how to do it differently? That was a pain. But I have 20 pints of canned beets and would love to triple that number.
Over the last two days I’ve canned 24 quarts of applesauce plus 2 pints. But if I could say 50 pints, it would sound more impressive. They are cull apples because we didn’t get them sprayed with anything so, I’m losing about half of each apple to insects. Still there are plenty of apples to go around. I’m canning the sauce now and when it’s ugly and cold, we can make apple butter.
And in between batches, I’ve decided it is past time to turn some of my spun singles into plied yarn ready to use.
This is the soft luscious wool from our dog, Beau. I am so pleased with the way it spun up, but don’t have a project in mind yet
A pretty red wool, probably destined to be a scarf as there isn’t enough for a sweater. I think I fell in love with this color, so purchased the roving.
I’m guessing this was one of our Babydoll sheep. But when I don’t label things, I forget. Since there isn’t much wool, that’s my best guess.
All of these are now washed and ready to wind and use when I decide what to knit. Plus I am plying a lot of – maybe 2# of brown yarn I have spun singles. It looks as if there is enough for a sweater. Maybe I can show that tomorrow.