Monday, September 27, 2010
A Beautiful Rainy Morning
Melanie and I spent the past week chopping multi-colored peppers and sweet onions and hot peppers to make the pear chutney. Yesterday, we peeled and chopped all the pears, some local ones that are hard as rocks, with peels like coarse sandpaper. We cursed and whined our way through that job all day, until we didn't have time to make the actual chutney, which is what I must do first thing this morning. I'll smell like an Indian pickle for the rest of the day! But we'll be done with all the 12 ounce size of that for the year.
We talked about that yesterday: Just when we think we can't stand making something one more day, it's done! There's always something new to do in the larder, with the changing of the weather and the seasons and a new farmer showing up. I'm also anxious to get some hot pickled green tomatoes done before it's too late. Where can I find six bushels of green cherry tomatoes? Hmmmm...
As for fiber, I've been working on the turned overshot project. I've made some progress, but I figured out that I'll have to do some un-threading.
So, I've decided to un-thread the yellow and make some of it single and keep some of it double. I think that will make the pattern have some texture. The design is a big daisy, so in my mind, that will make the edges of the "petals" rise above the inner parts and look more three dimensional. We'll see! I'll keep you posted!
Have a lovely rainy day!