Wednesday, July 13, 2011

:: Yarn Along ::

Joining Ginny, over at small things, again with yarn along. A single photo of a current knitting or crocheting project with a current read. I am really loving these posts, taking a moment to think about what and why I'm knitting or reading. I read...a lot. And I knit...not as much as I'd like but I do have 2-4 projects going either on the needles or in my brain. 

I do love seeing what others are knitting and can always use some reading suggestions! Leave a comment so I can see what you're up to. And go over to Ginny's to see what others are up to.


On the needles: Mr. Wiedz's sweater will be on the needles for a long time. Nearly finished with the ribbing. I've got the pattern photocopied so I can mark each stitch off as I complete it and have the stitch abbreviations sitting right in front of me. For the swatch I was constantly having to turn the pages over and losing my place, hoping I can find a solution without going crazy.

On the nightstand: Time for thinking about and planning canning season. I have a love/hate relationship with canning. The strawberry jam is done...that I am immensely please with. We ran out in February and it is the only jam some of us eat and others favorite. With my mother (her broken ankle kept her at the table) and my mother in law we got 38 1/2 pints done!!! No running out this year!!!! I'd seen some great canning books out in blogland but these are a few good looking ones my library had. Preserving the Harvest looks great and I'm putting a hold on it. Stocking Up, Keeping the Harvest and Preserving will all help to get me in the mood.


Meadow said...

I never have enough to can here but have played around with trying the whole canning thing one day. Perhaps I'll see if the library has your canning books and maybe next year will be the year to try. Maybe....

embracingitall said...

I like the sweater colour. I don't think my hubby will ever get anything knitted for him. Too many other projects in the way. Glad you got your strawberry jam made. I make jam every year but we ran out of what I made a while ago. Thankfully my mum gave me some of her jam, so we still have some in reserves.
Happy canning!

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Mmmmm homemade strawberry jam in the winter. Yummy!

no spring chicken said...

I'm having a hard time getting in the canning groove this year. I think it has something to do with the late coming summer so the late coming planting and my anticipation of a late coming harvest...

The sweater is a lovely color, can't wait until the pattern becomes obvious! :)

Blessings, Debbie

Elizabeth said...

Love the color of the sweater. and your canning books look great. We aren't big jam eaters here, but I have to make it every year, but only a batch or two. Next up is wild blueberry. I can't imagine making as many pints as you did. I sure hope you don't run out.

Thanks for stopping by for a blog visit. It is so much fun to "meet" new people.

Blessings, Elizabeth