October 8, 2013

Barbara's Mitt's and Apples


I've been very busy at work these days, so I don't have much creative work to show for myself.  I did, however, knit this pair of mitts in a chunky wool, an old ball of Noro Bonbori. I always love the color changes in Noro yarn. The free pattern Basic Fingerless Mitts,  is knit flat and seamed, and it's a quick project to make.  These went to a colleague who gave me some wool to unravel. 


I have an apple tree in my backyard, and it's Apple Time, so I had to do something with this year's harvest.


 I cooked up a couple of vats of applesauce...


...and got over a dozen pints.


I also made over a dozen small jars of apple chutney.  We eat a lot of chutney at my house.  This was a half day's work, but it was a team effort.  Michael was in charge of peeling the apples, and I have one of those little hand crank peelers that's fun to use. 

I still have apples, but I've done my canning for the year.  With the leftovers, they'll be some apple crisps, and maybe a few baked apples.

6 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Nice bounty! Apples, my favorite fruit!

Suztats said...

Cute mitts, and yum on the applesauce!

ladyhawthorne said...

The mitts look really warm, great knitting! That applesauce looks yummy. I've never made chutney, what do you eat it with?

Cyra said...

Yum on the apple sauce, I get loads of apple crumbles made for the freezer when ours are harvested.
Beautiful mitts. Great yarn.

Barbara C said...

Chutney is good with meat or chicken, and it's great with Indian food. It's both sweet and tart: vinegary and fruity.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I could use those mittens at work. They have cranked the A/C down to arctic temperatures. I bought a half peck of apples Sunday so I will be baking like crazy this weekend.