I canned 60+ jars of salsa yesterday, and looking at my counter smothered in filled pint jars of perfectly sealed spiciness makes me so proud! I have a loose recipe that I alter every year, and this year, I think my batch came out really tasty and chock full of jalapenos. I also made two chipotle batches and one black bean + corn recipe (which isn't as spicy as I like- but it has a good smokey sweet flavor).
This past week made up for my missing week of lazy home-bound vacation. I purposefully delayed ordering wool (partly hoping for a good deal which was promised but not delivered soon enough) in order to lounge about and knit and spin, but now I'm ready to get hopping again with "wool weather" only a couple of months away.
I had purchased some lovely Creatively Dyed roving at MDSW, and finally started spinning some. In fact, I loved it SO MUCH, I had to order more. I like how her rovings come in 8 oz. braids, and I adore the bases.
On a final note- I'm working on a new product: super smooth batts intended for sock or lace knitting. I'm going to be using my beastie Supercard machine to double card these, and plan on making them multi-tonal 50/50 merino and some other silky fiber (tussah, bamboo, soysilk, tencel- whatever). My problem is that I can't think up a clever name! Next week, I'm planning on digging into my ravelry fan club for suggestions, and whomever thinks of the product name that will be used will receive 4 oz. of the new batts.