Olds level 3. The more I practice the long draw, the more I enjoy it. This is a 3 ply, woolen spun, Falkland wool. The wool was sliver, so the end preparation is semi-worsted. It's very round, smooth and springy. I think this type of yarn would make an awesome hat with cables and it's likely what it will become.
There has been some knitting going on as well. I knit this pair of fingerless mitts from handspun Shetland. They are quite soft and will be perfect for fall spinning. Fingerless mitts also go by the older 1800's name of "muffatees" . I think that is a far more interesting word that just fingerless mitts. The lace pattern on the cuff was nicely repetitive, so it went fairly quickly.
It's finally harvest time. I made a lovely sweet veggie relish. It has cucumbers, sweet onions, green and red peppers and carrots, lots of yummy spices in sugar and apple cider vinegar. It is very tasty although I should have maybe cooked it a tad longer as it's just a little runny. The taste makes up for that though. The recipe barely fit in my largest pot and made a full 7 500 ml jars!
We won't have enough tomatoes from the garden this year. Not only has the dry weather affected the harvest bounty but we've some blossom end rot ( I think) and because of lack of moisture, most of the tomatoes are fairly small. I'm planning on a trip to the market for canning tomatoes.