Thursday, October 18, 2012

What have I been doing ?

A little bit of different things. Got a couple more bread recipes tested. Like the others, they were a good bread, not a great toast. They froze and thawed well. Still looking.

4th recipe, a 3-loaf batch

5th - this one started with multigrain hot cereal mix rather than multigrain flour

I finished and blocked my Holden shawl for the Espace Tricot September KAL. It's gotten colder lately, fall is in the air. I wore it as a kerchief this week and really liked it. Soft and cozy.

I tried another batch of tomatoes - this time I used Italian tomatoes, much meatier and pureed them. I don't use the blender often but boy, for some things it's just fabulous - 20 lbs tomatoes pureed in less than 5 minutes ! 7 quart bottles for my troubles (now I know just how long it takes to prepare 20 lbs of tomatoes - man !)

What else ? I tried out the Jalie 2005 and 2327
First attempt at the tee was a wadder - but it only needs a bit more room in the upper arm to work, I think.
The underwear was a good first draft - they fit and I managed to get DH to give feedback. Basically, a size smaller, a bit more length on the legs and the waistband a bit higher. Not bad for a first attempt - I had to learn how to do a flatlock stitch and I fought to get my serger switched over to a coverstitch, an acceptable coverstitch, that is (...and that leads to another post...)


  1. Oh big fun. I do wish I could bake bread. Of course I never allow enough time - even in the breadmaker. Maybe tomorrow I'll put a loaf in the bread maker to go with chicken soup for dinner.

    I have a couple of Jalie tees and I've just never sewn them up. They are super cute - don't know what my problem is with them. g

  2. Beautiful scarf! Those are some of my favorite colors.

  3. The shawl's pretty, the bread looks good (and it's always a trial to get good bread recipes), and I hate it when the sewing experiments don't work out the way I want them to. Bah.

  4. Your shawl is so lovely. Just beautiful
    Fun to catch up on your Holiday life.
    My goodness you bake tons of cookies.! I am a terrible cookie maker


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