I have not yet blogged in July. Our weather has been really hot, so I have been doing little. I actually drove a friend to an appointment this past week, and forgot to take any waiting room knitting. Luckily, there was a wool shop nearby, and we were early, so I could make a quick stop. Equally lucky, I don't need a pattern to cast on a pair of socks.
Yesterday, at the local farmers' market, the strawberries looked wonderful. Since this was probably the last week for strawberries, due to the heat and lack of rain, I bought a 3 litre basket. The berries have now been transformed to this.
I made 10 one cup containers of uncooked strawberry jam for the freezer. When February rolls around again, and the snow is up to the windowsills, some strawberry jam tastes wonderful on a warm scone.
In other food related news, I discovered these at the store, yesterday.
Covered Bridge Potato Chip people have made Canadian patriotic chips, from red and white potatoes. Covered Bridge Potato chips are made near Hartland, NB, home of the world's longest covered bridge. This is a YouTube video of Rick Mercer, taking the factory tour.
I am progressing on my Alberta shawl. The next row uses 90 beads, so I was trying find beads that go together, since I don't think I have 90 the same. I started with the matte beads in the middle, but I only have 52 and even then they aren't all the same. I expect I am worrying too much about the bead colour placement.