Firstly I made beer for DH ... from scratch
Add hot water and leave for an hour or so, then drain the wort and boil for another hour, add some hops (hallertau) and leave to cool. Make up to the correct gravity (1040 - DH doesn't like his beer too strong) using hardened water (I have to preharden the water as its too soft here). Then check the temperature (below 30 degrees) and add yeast culture.
Leave for about 20 days to ferment ...
Last week my good friend H gave me some wonderful plums and a huge bag of apples from her parents garden. They became plum cake and spiced apple compote.
Next some sunflower sourdough bread for DH.
meanwhile I'd also been washing the fleece I got last weekend ...
all finished and drying. Picture above shows shetland below BFL.
Then I sat down for 15mins with the wheel and my big book of handspinning ... ta da! Its a little bit think and thin, the thick bits (about sock weight (when plyed) and the thin gossamer-lace).
Here is the steady progress on the thistle ... up to round 62 and she's big already!
Finally I got a card for a special delivery parcel on friday. The only thing I was waiting for was the Wollmeise sock yarn ... it couldn't be here already I only ordered it from Germany last week ... it was
Pfauenauge, poison no5 and tiefer see!