I decided to stop linking to the yarn along as often because my projects take so long! No one needs to see the same sweater for six weeks. At any rate, I'm on to a new project, and it's a tank top made with cotton yarn. The front and back are knitted separately, so right now it just looks like a big towel.
At this moment, I'm unsure about the color choice. When I picked it, I thought the blue yarn looked a bit more green, but now it just looks like baby colors. I think it will actually work in tank top form, but time will tell.
For reading this week, I absolutely must mention the new Food in Jars book. It is hands down the best canning book I've eve purchased. I want to make 100% of the recipes included, and I'll probably made 90% this summer. Seriously. Marisa (I like to think we're on a first name basis), included recipes for a whole variety of "food in jars," including jams, salsas, nut butters, and condiments.
What I like best about the book is that she includes suggestions on how to actually include the food in a meal. For instance, if the green tomato chutney goes well with eggs, you can be sure I'll be making that if there are tomatoes left over this fall. She also included a little bit of food history with her descriptions. I had no idea that there was all kinds of ketchup in the 1800's, and not just "tomato" ketchup. If you've never canned before, this is definitively the book to purchase.
I'm linking up with Ginny's yarn along this week. Remember, I link in the morning, but I can't comment until the evening. Make sure to leave a comment if you stop by!