Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday at the Farmer's Market

When I went to bed last night, I wasn't sure that Andrea and I would be going to the farmer's market as the forecast was for a 60% chance of thunder showers, and we tend to try to stay away from those because we have discovered that getting our yarn and fiber wet is not much fun. I received a call at 7:30 a.m. saying it was looking good that the showers would hold off until this afternoon, so I got myself ready and the car loaded and I was on my way.

Since it was still in the high 80's and very humid I wasn't sure how many people would be at the market, but it was quite busy. We left early because there were rumors that the rain was on its way, and having experienced a sudden rain storm last year, we didn't want to repeat the experience. It's good that we left when we did. It has been pouring since shortly after I arrived home. I'm hoping the rain will take away some of the humidity.

I came home with some lovely salad greens, organic blueberries, and from the Amish girls that set up next to us, the first cucumbers of the season and some delicious raspberries. As soon as we saw the raspberries, Andrea and I made a bee line for them. They are going to be my before bedtime treat.

I'm getting my phat fiber samples ready to go off to Phat Fiber headquarters. The theme this month is Seaweed, Ships and Scallywags. I did some Bluefaced Leicester roving in a colorway I am calling "Sea Song", which was inspired by seaweed in the ocean.

I also dyed some merino, cashmere, nylon sock yarn, which is oh, so soft. I used this picture as my inspiration.

I'm really pleased with the results. Now I just have to make all the tags and get the samples packaged before tomorrow morning so I can get them to the post office. It's a good think there is a Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family.


  1. CraftyQsPlace ~ PamJuly 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Are you at the Canton Farmers Market every Friday? I'm in Gouverneur and didn't realize that there was another Phat Fiber lady near me...I will have to come check out all your wonderful looking stuff :)

  2. We try to be there every Friday. We won't be there July 16, August 6, and we tend to not go if it is raining, but other than that we are there. Would love to meet another Phattie.

  3. marilla,
    thought i'd check in and say how nifty it was to see you today. i am sitting here with my pesto knot and blue moon, reflecting on a peaceful morning in canton. i know my little knitter will be inspired by your lovely pirate yarn! my feet will be oh, so happy, too. come over to wake robin when you can. velma