Sunday, February 17, 2008
Who knew! two posts in one weekend.
Anyway, finished my 'Monkey' socks for a KAL on Ravelry. Made of unknown Opal, I lost the band, and size US #3, #2 and #1's to get something that fits.
Here's the breakdown for top down:
- 3's for the ribbing and the first repeat
- 2's for the leg and the heel flap, and
- 1's for the gusset/foot/toe.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
...make marmalade! My dad's neighbor has a Meyer Lemon tree. If you've never tried one, you are in for a treat. It's a cross between a lemon and an orange. The taste is indescribable: sweet and tart and orangey and lemoney, and, and, all at the same time.
So I got a sink full: sliced em thin, peel and all, simmer in a little water for 45 min, add the right amount of sugar and boil til the iced plate test says done. Pour into sterile jars, seal and do a water bath boil for 5 min. Remove and cool. Yum!
I went through a 10lb bag of sugar to get:
one 12oz jar,
twelve 1/2 pints and
6 1/4 pints.
This should keep me for a while.