A veritable cornucopia of updates!
There has been knitting. Oh yes. I’ve nearly finished my Hooded Baby Blanket, and I’ve made two soakers.
I’ve also been working on a cardigan sort of intermittently, and pretty much given up on my Noro sock for the moment.
More fun, however, has been the exciting foray into preserving.
Last weekend, I served my carrot cake jam, warmed and drizzled over cheesecake, to my mother-in-law. She raved about it and wanted to know where I’d bought it. I told her I’d made it, and how I was enjoying making preserves but I couldn’t make any more until my jars were empty. MIL pipes up with “oh, about 30 years ago I bought a preserving kit I’ve never used, I think I’ve still got it under the house somewhere…”
Later that afternoon, my father-in-law comes in with this old, tattered cardboard box containing… a Fowlers Vacola Year Rounder.
She’d never even taken it out of the box – the warranty card and everything still inside. Completely new, pristine, and perfect in every way.
So last night, I washed everything, carefully read the instructions, and started a batch of Dilled Carrots.
I must seem carrot mad – it’s just because they’re cheap at the moment, OK??
The preserver worked perfectly, the carrots look gorgeous, and I can’t wait to try them.
This is a lot of fun.