I am glad that this week is in the record books. With my colonoscopy on Monday the rest of the week was a non issue.
Sunday, August 14
The DD Sunday Schedule has changed a bit now that school has started back. The Youth Choir has begun practicing immediately after church. They order a few pizza's and all have lunch together. Then practice is from 1 to 2 in the afternoon. It makes for a long morning but since the hubs was out of town I just brought my yarn bag with me to church. I sat in the parlor and learned how to do a new stitch. If ya have to wait I might as well put that time to good use…..
I have to say I usually find knitting to be a challenge. I much prefer to crochet. It’s far more forgiving if you make an error(which I do all the time). But I am trying to forge ahead and not let defeat overtake me where the knitting needles are concerned. This stitch may be the ticket. It is so easy and there is absolutely no repeat. It is the very same stitch coming as well as going in both directions. Now that is my kind of project. I don't have to keep up with rows or count or do anything beyond flip to the other side when I get to the end of the row…..
That’s my kind of knitting project. Knitting for dummies I like to call it! and it looks really complicated but it is super easy.
Here is the pattern if you are a knitter…….
Cast on in an even number, how ever long you want your piece to be, but it must be an even number. I knit across the bottom once to build up the first row.
To begin knit the first stitch then yarn over and knit two together all the way across until you get to the last three stitches. Yarn over then knit two together and then knit one in the last stitch. Turn and do the very same thing all the way back across. It is a lacy open weave pattern that is super easy!
Monday, August 15
I was never so happy to put an empty container in the recycling bin in all my life! The actual procedure went very well and I enjoyed a very long and wonderful drug induced nap for most of Monday afternoon. Click here if you would like a bit of comic relief about the lighter side of all those wonderful procedure we get to endure as we get older.
Tuesday, August 16
I have been working on this prayer shawl fooooorever! I think I started it before Christmas last year. I like to keep a knitting project going on the side to keep my fingers used to doing the motions so I won’t forget how to do it. I will say that I was not real crazy with the way this one turned out. I love the homespun but there are some things that it is not suited for. Live and learn….I am not sure I will do another homespun knitted project.
I finished this one up last Thursday, but I did not get around to taking a picture of it until Tuesday. Call me silly but I like to get a picture of my completed shawls before I turn them in.
No pictures on Wednesday, August 17
I was still feeling a bit unrecovered from my colonoscopy. I don’t think it had anything to do with the actual procedure. I think it had everything to do with the turmoil my body had to endure to get ready for the procedure. My tummy was a bit out of sorts and I just did not feel quite like myself.
Thursday, August 18
I felt much better and was able to get in the kitchen for a bit of canning.
I made two batches of jelly today. I experimented with both batches. I made a batch of Hot Pepper Jelly with my Cayenne Peppers. I am eager to give it a try to see how I got the heat on this batch. I was wondering what to do with my remaining tomatoes. Isn’t it interesting what you learn when you actually take the time to read the instructions. I was looking at the insert that comes with the pectin packets and they had a tomato jelly recipe listed. I figured I only wasted about three cups of sugar and a few tomatoes if it isn't any good!
A Jelly Update: The pepper jelly set up perfectly. The Tomato jelly however was another matter all together. I am going to have to re-work it next week. It did not set up at all. I have never had this happen to me before but then I have never made Tomato Jelly before either. So I will see how the Jelly Re-Make goes next week………
Friday, August 19
Saturday, August 20
Gotta love that man of mine! He returned home from a business trip with flowers in hand for both me and the DD! I have to boast about his thoughtfulness and his attention to the small things. Flowers go a long way in my book!
Well that’s it for me this week! For more 365 fun y’all head over to Sara’s and link up!