I think most moms can agree there comes a moment in your life when you stop and think, “Wow, I feel just like my mother.” I was hanging clothes up on the line… weeding the garden… picking up kid crap… telling one kid to stop fighting with your sister … “No, we just ate 15 minutes ago, you can’t have a snack”… “Ok, who left the door open?” … “Let the dog out”… “You can’t go in the house wet”… Then, as I was canning some tomatoes, it was at that moment, I ssssssssoooooooooo felt like my mother. I can remember my mother doing the exact same thing when I was growing up. However, I know she was not trying to knit a few rows in between all of that!
I have been doing a TON of knitting despite me not blogging about it much. 2008 still seems to be the year of the washcloths! I have done 28 of them. I can admit it. I have a dishcloth addiction! I wonder if I could find a support group for that. However, knowing the type of people knitters are, we are known for enabling each other. I have also been stash busting, and trying to stay on a strict yarn diet. Cataloging all my yarn in Ravelry really helps! Not to mention, Ravelry is an addiction in and of itself. It’s the Facebook for knitters!
I am finally putting a use to all those canning jars I have. (Jars are another one of my addictions, but I won’t admit to it. So therefore, I am in denial.) I have a very good “green thumb.” I have jars filled with plants above my kitchen cabinets, and decided to really give canning a good effort. I have even impressed myself with my ability. My cupboards are filled with salsa, cucumber relish, and the most yummy tomato sauce concoction. Next week I want to do pickles to have for the winter. My crock pickles ROCK. I would love to share that recipe with you, but it is top secret! I was sworn to secrecy when I got it from my friend, Lori. I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you!!!!! Someday, when one of the kids gets a garden, I will pass it down to them, or they will have to visit mom for crock pickles.
Then I made this really cool monkey dishcloth for Em's 12th Birthday.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!