The lime glut continues.
I made a batch of dark, treacly lime marmalade, much darker than the picture in the recipe book. Note to self: ignore the bit in the recipe that tells you to wait until the mixture thickly coats the back of a wooden spoon before you do the saucer-in-the-freezer gel test. By then it's too late and will set rock hard.
And yet more lime butter/curd.
Tomorrow night we're having chicken with a lime and honey glaze. The bounty, it never ends.
Also I am knitting two blue shawls, how's that for clever?
I cast on a Damson last weekend in a kind of mini KAL with Kate,
(if you click on that photo you will find out what we ate for breakfast)
but left it at work on Thursday and realised I wouldn't be back in the office until next Tuesday. Gah! Of course I couldn't possibly just work on my other unfinished knitting projects, no! So I cast on this ...
to see me through the weekend. As you do. It's the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I'm using the leftover silk-wool tweed that I used for my French cardi and I intend to use every scrap of this most delicious blue silk blend yarn.
In other news I finished Wolf Hall and am desperately missing my nightly before-bed dose of Thomas Cromwell. I started Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy last night and am suffering culture shock. Might need to wait a few days before I can pick it up again.
Can I just say thanks to everyone who's commented over the past few months and left lovely compliments about my shawls, made suggestions for the 'lie' I had to tell (the fruit carving championship was only one brilliant suggestion among many) or just dropped in to say hi. I love seeing comments come in from both familiar and new names, even though in many cases Blogger won't let me reply or click through to a blog or profile. I enjoy seeing a name pop up that I remember from a past comment - Jo who always comments when I mention the Tweed Valley or northern NSW (are you the same Jo who now lives in NZ and sent me a Celia tea towel recently?) and Tish whose name always gives me a jolt when I see it because my godmother's name is Tish and surely there can't be very many Tish's in the world (are you a woman in her mid 70s who lives in Los Angeles?). Anyway, thank you all for reading, commenting, making me laugh, joining in the conversation. Please keep saying hello - it makes my day.
My blog will be five years old next month and I have a little treat planned as a thank you.