I woke up late this morning (after being awake some in the night) and it was extremely foggy. We had a small thunderstorm last night and a tiny amount of rain. I think more is forecast for today. Meanwhile, the fog is burning off and it is feeling steamy again.
Yesterday I ended up having to run into the office for about an hour in the morning. No big deal and I saw only one other person while I was there. But, that cut into my knitting time a little bit. The second Tomfoolery sock is at the heel flap...part of the way down the flap. My goal is to finish the flap and heel turn today, pick up the gusset stitches and start down the foot.
Since it is straight knitting (no pattern on the foot for me), it should be smooth and quick sailing.
Meanwhile in this HEAT, I have been hanging out over the stove. Go figure. I had cut rhubarb the other week and given a lot of it to my boss, but there was still a bunch in the frig that needed to be used, so I tried a new jam recipe. Rhubarb jam with lemon, honey and crystalized ginger. All things I love. The recipe was a PITA and it burned horribly on the bottom of the pan. But, I got 3 small jars.
I haven't tried it yet, but hopefully it is tasty. On the docket today is a peach pie. The peaches we bought over the weekend are ripe and you can smell them when you walk into the kitchen. Time to use them!! And, of course, it is supposed to be stinking HOT again today. LOL
On the reading front, not much. I'm still reading (slowly) Song Yet Sung which is good...I just have not been reading much. I did receive an email from my local library that Conjure Women is ready for me so I plan to do a curb-side pick up this morning.
Work continues to be busier than I expect and I have some reports I need to work on, but I do plan to spend a little time with my knitting and my stitching. Here's hoping your week is going well. Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday!
I love the colors (and the name) of your Tomfoolery sock and hope you get some knitting time today. I wish we didn't have to spend time slaving over a hot stove in the heat of the summer, but peach pies and zucchini fritters don't get made any other way. Enjoy that peach pie!ReplyDelete
Your sock colors are really pretty. I am sure your jam will be delicious, the pie sounds yummy too. I am thinking about making a blueberry loaf, not sure if I want to turn the oven on. It has been so hot lately. Take care! Have a great day!
I have two pints of simple rhubarb sauce in the freezer for winter enjoyment. It’s great on toast, ice cream and a plain yellow or white cake.ReplyDelete
I made a bunch of salads (coleslaw etc) and we've been not cooking for two days in a row, it feels decadent! I'm so over this weather. lovely lovely socks!!ReplyDelete
This HEAT. (And that's all I'm going to say.)ReplyDelete
I used to get rhubarb marmalade from American Spoon Foods in Michigan. Super pricey, but so good. I don't eat enough jam anymore to justify making or buying it. (What a sad sentence!)
I've been making pesto pretty regularly. My basil is loving this weather.
Stay cool. You are way too busy for me these days!
I don't know how you do all that cooking when it is that hot. You are one dedicated woman!!!ReplyDelete
I just hate the way work interferes with my arts and crafts!ReplyDelete
The Tomfoolery socks are really fun.
Peach pie!!! I love peach pie. I love peach anything in the summer. Peach ice cream is my favorite but it's hard to come by these days.ReplyDelete
I am so. over this blasted heat! But your sock looks on fire! (and your knitting it has. been on fire too! lol)ReplyDelete
I too am listening to Song Yet Sung!
I'm eager to hear how you like Conjure Women.ReplyDelete
Peach pie sounds wonderful. Your sock is looking really nice. I have a baby blanket going but don't even want to work on it because it's so hot.ReplyDelete
Your peach pie plans make my mouth water. My mom mades AAA+ pies and I miss them but the gene passed me by. Mom's last years of pie making she made mostly apricot pies, my stepfather must have preferred them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Your rhubarb jam with ginger, lemon, and honey sounds like a great flavor. Nice work on that sock. It looks like the orange and yellow flowers I'm seeing on my walks these days.ReplyDelete
When the fruit is ready, it needs attention no matter what the weather is! Looks good.ReplyDelete
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