Monday, September 24, 2007

Crab Apple Jelly and FO's

Well I went back and got some more crab apples from the peoples' house who originally gave me some. I don't know how many pounds I got, but it filled up the pot at least halfway, as you can see. (About eight heaping cups of liquid glass measuring cup.)
Only yielded about two cups (I had to add a little water to make it two cups.) I couldn't believe how red it was!! I put my red hot pad next to it for effect. :p
And thick, too. By the way, all I made this with was juice from the crab apples and sugar. There is supposed to be enough natural pectin in the crab apples that you don't even have to add any Sure-Jell.
And here is the finished jar. (One of them.) I only got two. And this one was the more full of the two. The other one I am giving to the people who gave me the crab apples. I tried a little bit of the jelly last night (licked the spoon after I was done putting it in the jars). It was yummy. And the kids have all said it is good. I better get some before it is gone! knowing how things *last* around here... (Or should I say *don't last*?) ;)

Here is a basket weave glasses case I finished testing for Cupcake. I sewed a *manly* button on it. I think it would be a nice gift for a man who wears glasses (my Dad, maybe?) :P Or a girl.
And last but not least, we have a knitted hat and 'Sockies' set I finished. With just enough left over to make the two little 'grannies daughters'. I had to do the I-cord and tassle on the hat in a different color. But at least I had enough to finish the hat and sockies. (They really are called sockies, they are in the book 'Socks, socks, socks'). The hat is called 'Chapeau!' and I cannot remember what book I (ahem) got the pattern from.... I want to say Minnowknits. But I don't know if that's right or not. I have already started another pair of sockies and finished one, due to insomnia last night. They are smaller (newborn size) than these. And light blue/green variegated.


Lisa said...

Looks yummy...and is it ever red! Wow!!

I used to make 'freezer jam' all the time when I lived in Canada. It was sugar, pectin and took sooo many strawberries to make it and the sugar...yikes...but it sure was yummy...and it was stored in the freezer. Ahhhh, I can taste it now!!

Tina said...

I don't know if I mentioned it somewhere (in the comments maybe?), but my mom and I used to make strawberry freezer jam every year. Now we both live in different states, 1,300 miles away from each other. :( But, yes, it sure was yummy.

Mimi said...

I would have loved to make those jams too...I'm sure I'd like the crabapple jam! and I'd love to make strawberry or blueberry jam if ever I could get my hands on some of those berries. We have strawberries in the Northern province, but we eat it fresh, because it is expensive. But they make the strawberry jam there from the excess supply that they have.