Whilst going through my freezers I realised I still had blackberries that I picked last autumn along with a load of sliced apples. So without further ado I set too and started some jam
|simmering the fruit - 6lbs blackberries and 4lbs apples, rind and juice of 2 lemons|
|adding the sugar - 10lbs|
|watching it dissolve - love this bit|
|slowly waiting for the sugar to fully dissolve|
|boiling it down|
the mohair shawl - slowly slowly, there are a few mistakes but I think I can live with them. Its messy to knit with and wearing dark colours isn't advised!
I started the Grandma's Hand KAL jumper on Ravelry - I am using double knit yarn and 4mm needles which has sized down the pattern to a 24" chest. I plan to add an 'R' on the front somewhere, though not sure where to place it right now. I shall wait until I have finished the back, marking where the front neck shaping occurs so I can judge the best place. I have worked out on graph paper the initial so may copy it and cut it out to get a better idea. Now seeing the photo I should have done another stripe on the rib )-:
And because jam is more or less instant gratification........ here it is, all 22 jars of it. Jam anyone?