Market days & other days

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.

4 thoughts on “Market days & other days

  1. happy almost fall! I love seeing the market wrap ups and all those blues and greens have me thinking summer more than fall. hope this weekend is another warm one…y’all!

  2. Your photos are always beautiful but especially so today. I love that bouquet from the Farmer’s Market, those are my favorite blooms, too.

  3. I love fall bouquets, too. The colors are so vibrant — and the blooms are usually so big. (Plus they just make my heart sing.) I have always wanted to make a pair of Dimorphus Mitts. I think they’ve been in my queue since the beginning of Ravelry. Maybe I’ll be inspired to finally cast on by yours. . .

  4. Your indigo dyeing and AC projects always capture my imagination! The only thing left on my T-shirt is to set in the sleeves. Can you believe it?

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