Sweets and Sours
I tried on my prototype 3/4 length sleeve blouse and it was a little too narrow across the shoulders, so I ripped that out and fixed it. This is the trouble with working out. When I first made that blouse, it fit nicely, but now I am a bit broader in the shoulder and narrower in the hip, which is probably a good thing, but still leads to more work. I also have more bicep, but on the good side, less thigh.
We are into real fall weather now with warm sunny days and crisp nights. Still have not turned on the wall heater, but sometimes in the mornings I run the little Vornado heater in the bedroom while I putter around. Yesterday I pulled up some of my beet crop and roasted them for dinner along with Pappy's chicken. I see that I have maybe 4 pumpkins out there so should get the spouse to bring them in. Also yesterday, I made a trial batch of watermelon rind pickle, and I had forgotten how much I like this. It is tangy and sweet, and a nice condiment made out of what would only otherwise be garbage (or compost). Since Jason overbought the watermelons for my birthday, he has two or three extra melons he wants to give me, so I think I will be making more pickle. We first tasted watermelon rind pickle in Virgina at a country inn we went to a few times. They always had this pickle on the table next to the apple butter. I can see that inn in my memory with the bright red and vibrant orange fall leaves outside the windows of the dining room and the golden sheaves of wheat and big orange pumpkins on the long covered porch, and me in my wonderful,warm, fair-isle-yoke sweater, which the spouse subsequently washed in the washer on hot and put in the dryer. RIP my favorite sweater.