Whad’ya know – my handspun has use! I finished the Sweet Fern fingerless gloves over the weekend. Ferns in the mini-roses:
The Polwarth is soft but firm at this gauge, and I even have a left-over skein.
The pattern was great as-is – no modifications this time!
I cleaned & decorated the house a bit for Easter because we threw a rather spontaneous BBQ for our Jamaican friends as they get ready to move out east. These are the friends who had baby Eden last summer (I made her a kimono). Her older brother, Zac, found the chocolate straight off the bat!
Opening right on cue:
Even though we were both v. tired from the efforts, we did make it out to St. Jacob’s Market on Saturday for the 1st time. A cool day-trip. First purchase of the day? Sock yarn from Shall We Knit, upstairs:
Always wanted me some Crazy Zauberball! Also in the marketplace:
We headed back downstairs for a bag of bagels, and clover honey here:
Hot-cross buns in production:
Farmers feed cities!
I have no idea how/ why but DH left without buying a single sausage, cut of meat or slab of cheese – huh?!?
We lunched at the Stone Crock restaurant in town. It was a 20 min wait for the table – good enough to pull out the Bossie spindle & create a scene 🙂
Seriously? 75% is something to brag about?!
DH was fading fast but I did get to dip into an antiques store. They had 2 spinning wheels that not even I was moved to acquire… A better find? This little ‘handbook,’ on natural dying, 8th edition 1972:
Very instructive but also covers dye recipes & traditions from around the world, including Canada & the Caribbean!
On both Sunday & yesterday we had perfect hand-combing weather. It was sunny, warm & breezy. I got through about a bag of my Romney… & have the scrapes on my hands to prove it. It’s scary how easily the long tines on these little combs will graze you. My hands are a little worse for the wear, today.