This week I am really happy to have a finished pair of Celtic Booties (for baby). I love this pattern by Celine and the colours in this beautiful Noro Kureyon yarn (Ravelry notes here). These have in fact been finished for a while now but I was waiting on the laces to arrive in the mail. Celine had suggested using buttons, but I finally decided on laces since I had already knitted the extra holes for them. I will save my buttons for the second pair I intend to knit. This pattern is available in French and English for anyone interested.
I also got around to almost finishing my summer quilt. I wanted a handy throw for our outdoor furniture or for sitting in the grass. The fabric reminds me of our fields so much. I just have the ties left to do.
And last but not least, we have started to enjoy and put away some of our rhubarb. I tried a new recipe this year for rhubarb-orange jam out of Canning for a new generation. I highly recommend this book. Every recipe I have tried so far (last year our favourites were the Peach Jam and Dilly Beans) has turned out very well and tastes fresh. The jam recipes in particular are not as sweet as other recipes I have tried. There are also some fermented vegetable recipes in the book that look interesting.
Happy crafting on!