1)The Yarn Harlot is coming to St. Louis TOMORROW!!! I’m going to be there – will you? (Note: the location on that site is not current – Left Bank says it will now be at the Episcopal Church on Euclid)
Difficulty: I do not own a Traveling Woman shawl of Dyeabolical Strong Arm Skinny. However, I do own a hank of Strong Arm Skinny, and the Traveling Woman pattern. Maybe if I knit like the wind all evening/morning…
(Someone should probably talk me down off that ledge. And do it fast. Rachel is not helping; she is – and I quote – “poking the crazy”.)
2)Remember how I blogged about buying a bushel of apples a couple weeks ago? I’m happy to report that they have now nearly all (but for a few set aside for baking &c) been put up. I made 6 half-pints of maple apple butter, 5 qt applesauce, and 7 qt apple pie filling:
I’m considering my first canning experiment a success. An exhausting, finger-bleeding, water-boiling (but not house-exploding!) success. YAY ME.
I’m going to do so much more next year, and so much different. I can’t wait. I’m so addicted now, y’all.
3)I went to Maple Leaf on Saturday. It was awesome. I’ll tell you more later.
And now, I must go. So much to accomplish, so little time. Someone bring me some tea?