Whew. The kitchen is steamy with all the water bath steam. This is the second batch of marmelade, and so far I’m batting 1000–the first batch gelled perfectly. Now I’m just crossing my fingers that this second batch gells too. I’m sure it will….at least, I really hope it will.
The job interview went well–Not sure if I’ll get the second interview (I hope so!), but at least so far I haven’t heard a “no.” I think that’s good news. No, it is. The woman I interviewed with promised to notify candidates either way (that’s pretty classy in the job hunt scene), so at this point I think no news is good news, especially given the holiday weekend.
Hannah and I will make apple pies this morning, and then Luke and I will make sweet potato biscuits this afternoon. And I have another loaf of sourdough bread proofing on top of the microwave for baking this afternoon or tonight. The mix I used last time (2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1.5 tsp salt, and 3 cups of flour) worked really well last time. The bread was very tasty, with just the right amount of sour/tang without being overwhelming. And it was amazing toasted with breakfast the next morning.
I think I might try to make some yeast rolls (maybe some classic cloverleafs?) today as well to cater to the more traditional bread yearnings for the dinner tomorrow. That might be a little ambitious though.
I’m making good progress on my knitting project. Finished the neck on the toddler cardigan (and am facing sewing sleeves today–wish me luck), got to the toe on a 6 x 2 ribbed woman’s sock, and got to the point where I need to figure out the thumb gussets on the Hansa mittens. The whole thumb gusset thing is throwing me though. I understand where it starts, but do I just increase two stitches every row? What type of increases? The instructions are very vague (“make new stitches”). What’s the most appropriate type of increase? Front and back of each stitch? Time to do some research–first place to check will be with the Starmore books Sylvia lent me–but only when I can clear a totally clean and child-free block of time for myself, like after bedtime tonight.
Anyway, that’s the update for now. I’ve been taking pictures, but they’re on the high-density card, and only the laptop will access them. So I’ll need to carve out some time on the laptop to download and resize them for posting.