Progress is being made on my new shawl design! I washed and blocked the first half of the prototype. I’m going to run short of yarn to complete it, but I’m considering adding a bit of a border and including the modification as a shawlette sized option. Luckily, I have no shortage of fingering weight yarn in my stash, so I got to work on a second version in Done Roving Yarns Frolicking Feet in Garnets and Rubies that I have 2 skeins of, so no worries about coming up short this time around.
Any recommendations for a name for my shawl? I usually come up with a name right away, but I’m feeling pretty stuck on this one. There’s a chevron lace edging and a feather lace panel as well… And I tend to choose bird inspired names anyway, so this should be a homerun, but I’m just not coming up with anything. I’d love it if you’d leave a suggestion in the comments!
I’ve been so excited to add some more jams to my little stash, and Canning for a New Generation has been the perfect guidebook! There is a good mix of very traditional recipes as well as some that are fantastically creative–like the Strawberry Lavender Jam I made yesterday. (I also made Nectarine Jam last week from this book and it’s so good!) I am really loving this collection of canning recipes and would highly recommend this book! And, of course, you can’t eat yummy jam without some awesome homebaked bread to go with it!