I have lit the first open fire of the winter and its lovely and toasty warm. I got my husband to clean out the chimneys during the week when I was on a mad spree of house cleaning. I’m now tired but oh so happy that every corner in every room has been cleaned and scrubbed and I don’t need to worry so much over the coming weeks about getting it done with a hectic school routine. The children are back to school tomorrow after their weeks mid term and the next holidays is Christmas and its scary to think that we may have the baby by then, of course we may not but we can but hope we won’t be kept waiting to long.
The Christmas baking is complete, I made the last Christmas cake and made four puddings and boiled them. I forgot to take pictures of the cake and will when I take them out of storage where they are maturing at the moment.
These are the puddings all ready for boiling, I got 3 3pint bowl fulls and 1 2pint bowl of mixture and as you can see I don’t use the lids but rather paper and string to make handles like my Mum and her Mum and I suspect her Mum before that did, that’s about how old my recipe is also for these.
|Puddings all ready.|
I don’t steam mine but boil them, the small 2 pint one was boiled for 8 hours and the large 3 pints ones were boiled for 12 hours each and it may seem like a long time but it results in a gorgeous black plum pudding like this…
These are now wrapped and in storage maturing as well until Christmas… This week I’m making and freezing some mince pies so I have some for gifts and for when people call near to Christmas, I normally make them fresh but even I have to admit there is only so much I can do with a newborn in the house lol.
Knitting I know this post is about knitting lol but I’m getting there, I did hope to get Ruairí’s hat and mittens done and yes they were completed, I’m so pleased as this is another present done and ready for wrapping, something I need to do also before November is out !
|Strib Beanie and Childrens Mittens Set|
This is it for the knitting this week but I’m hoping now that I’ve some major jobs out of the way I’ll get more done this week. I’ll be moving onto Caoimhe’s hat this week and hopefully some dishcloths.
Looking forward to checking in with you all.