Friday, June 15, 2007

I give you ... green things and a finalist!


Green - as in organic yarn green. Green - as in organic pickles green - green as in .... well, you get the idea.

On the knitting side, I have begun a pair of Fingerless Gloves from O~wool organic yarn in Willow. All the new colors that are out in the Classic O~Wool are on order and we should see those arriving sometime in August.

Also at TNNA, I placed an order for O~Wool's brand new 2-ply organic wool in all the colors and it would make a great sock. I played with a small sample that I had in my room in Columbus and liked the result a lot. Imagine - organic socks... Love the idea... That yarn is supposed to ship in June.

Now for the pickles. What you see is the fruit of my labor from yesterday, along with the start of my gloves. The pickles are bread and butter type - made from tiny cukes and vidalia onions, but they do have a *bite* to them - of the vinegar kind. The recipe is gobs of years old - from my mom's family - and we love these. I put up 15 pints out of 52 cukes so not bad. My mom and I did them together - she was the wiper (very important job to make sure there are no seeds or anything on the rim of the jar so they will seal) and I might add, all jars sealed!

Will be starting a pair of socks so I can show off my new sock blockers that just arrived from Scout's Swag shop. Love them! I needed another pair so bought a wood pair this time. They are super fun...

I'm gonna brag a bit . Remember my DIL's post May 18, 2007 about entering a design/sewing contest from the American Sewing Guild and Simplicity patterns, (which hosts the ASG Creativity Contest), well Cheryl is a finalist! I'm so proud of her ... but I am not surprised. Cheryl is amazingly creative. Sometimes I just shake my head at her and her ideas. Way to go Cheryl and you know I'll be cheering for you...
And I leave you with a Happy Father's Day to all the dads (and mom-dads) out there - both to the people kind and critter kind...

3 comments:

Claudia said...

Congratulations on all those beautiful jars of pickles! No-one who doesn't can appreciates the wonder of "putting things by". I love canning and can't wait to start for the season.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the kudos MIL, you're the best!

Debby said...

Congratulations Cheryl, way to go.

Jane, great looking pickles!