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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Another go at it.


Poor, poor lonely ear warmer...
As the previous winner has seemingly dropped off the edge of the world, I drew winner #2 - Susan from Canada!  Please email your mailing address and I will get it off to you.

Another giveaway is in the works - stay tuned.

On the subject of AFOs (Almost Finished Objects), the Baby Blanket from He(double hockey sticks) is finished - all needs done is weaving in the 100 ends.  Then blocking and wrapping and off it goes to swaddle cutie pie Adrian.  Just in time, too, as the holiday is too-fast approaching and I have a list that looms!

Other than a challenged "B" and a little pattern
lapse, I am satisfied with it.

I've also been plugging away in the processing department.  After spending so many years in terror at the mere thought of pressure canning, I have come to find it's not rocket science.  It also allows me to free up freezer space and populate my (over-stocked) shelves with glorious colors!  I processed two and a half gallons of turkey stock, four quarts of sweet potatoes and three quarts of butternut squash.  Still to rassle with - Big Bertha, my 8 pound Hubbard squash.  She will take an entire weekend, me thinks.
 
Turkey stock, sweet potatoes and
squash - the possibilities are endless!




14 comments:

  1. The baby blanket is adorable! As is the turkey stock, sweet potatoes and squash . . . but in a different way.

    I remember a gal I knew back in Illinois (you know, that land of black soil and a loooong growing season) who grew Hubbard squash(es?) so big that when she wanted to cook one up she put it out on her cement patio floor and went at it with an axe. (Or a chainsaw would probably work, too.)

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    1. Oh, how I miss (sometimes - not often) that black soil of Ohio! I could just see her attacking the big blue behemoth!!!

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  2. Yippee, I'm thinking I might be Susan from Canada. So happy to have something different to wear as I look awful in hats. The blanket it seriously impressive as is taking on pressure canning.

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  3. I need you to guide me, oh great one. I am still living in fear of my pressure canner....

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    1. Just follow directions, take a deep breath and stand back... :)

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  4. Nice baby blanket! I have a crocheted one that looms in the AFO dept. Well, I have to say, you've given me a reason to reconsider buying a pressure canner.

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    1. It was an easy pattern, although I do have trouble staying focused. I find that the hardest thing about the canner is realizing I can't just wander off for an hour - you have to keep your eye on the gauge.

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    2. Well, that clinches it. I will have to wait to try the pressure canner until after Brian leaves home – or do it in the middle of the night. My opportunities and ability to stay focused on a task like that are minimal right now!

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  5. Add me to the list of pressure canner cowards. Someday I'll get brave as you!

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  6. You have been a busy gal! I absolutely love the baby blanket. It looks like it was fun to knit, although I'm not too enthusiastic about weaving in yarn ends. LOL.

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  7. I was terrified of the pressure canner many years ago.

    Practical Parsimony

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  8. That baby blanket--as someone else commented--is seriously impressive! Knit, crochet? Either way, you have quite a talent. For that and canning and catching the flu from a co-worker who doesn't have the good MANNERS to stay home or at least wear a mask, if you can wear those at work. I'm fighting a cold and so in agreement with you--move away from Western "medicine." They're good for acute situations--broken bones, bleeding profusely, etc--but not for other stuff.

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