Last Saturday was the annual "Fall Fest" edition of our local Farmers Market!
It was chilly in the morning, thus Ali's sweater sleeves pulled down almost gauntlet-style while heating milk for a cup of hot cocoa.
The sun came on strong as the morning progressed, though, and the hot drinks gave way to iced lattes and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
I had some of my creative work on display at market for the first time all year, including some of the fruit of this summer's indigo labor play.
I also brought home my first bouquet from our market neighbors' booth. I love all the flowers and admire all the bouquets, but the fall combos are the ones that grab me most.
I'd taken a few extra days off of work late last week. Home alone, I had some fun puttering and doing things on my own schedule…
I worked on my Scoreboard KAL cowl.
I cut out the pieces for another sleeveless boatneck top, similar to this one but without the embellishment, and with a slightly different shape. I am sensing a pattern where immediately after finishing an intense sewing project, I need a QUICK slow-fashion fix! Or a simple project, anyway, even if I may not quickly finish.
I made things blue! Over-dying a few previously dyed hanks, refreshing some of my stepdad's jeans (a couple pair yet retained for some mending), and playing around with some sock blanks! I'm looking forward to swatching/making something with those.
But first, apparently, a new pair of Mim's Dimorphous Mittens por moi — and a more portable project. I made a pair five years ago, ended up giving them away, and I miss them!! The yarn on the right is Hello Yarn Fiber Club Light As Feathers spun by my friend Ann; that will be the outer mitten. The inner mitten will be made from some Dream In Color Everlasting yarn (old version) that I picked up last winter at Susan's Fiber Shop. I've already half an outer mitt on the needles — and knitting 2-row stripes from both ends of the yarn cake… we'll see how that works out. I'm pretty confident that I'll have enough of this to also make a pair of fingerless mitts.
Happy weekend, y'all.