Monday, September 8, 2008


September has got to be my favorite month. The sun is still warm, the days can be quite hot, and the evenings are delightfully cool so I get to leave the windows open a lot more often! The tourists are fewer and further between and the Portsmouth Farmer's Market is really in full swing. Saturday morning Kath and I ran up there in the drizzle and here is approx $30 worth of splendiforous BOUNTY!

OMG there's corn and heirloom tomatoes and salad green and chard and leeks and crazy cucumbers and tiny white turnips and apples and, and, and,... just zowie. Awesome.

I've also gotten more spinning done now that it's not so humid that I can't draw the darn fiber. I finished, plied, and sun-dried the green portion of Evie's yarn. I think this photo is a fair representation as far as the color goes (although it's still a tab bluer than the yarn)...

Just a reminder, this was 4 oz of Superwash Merino dyed specially for me by Heather of Sereknity in a "spring leaves" green. I think she got it absolutely right, don't you? That's exactly what new leaves look like with the sun shining through them. Perfect!

And my spinning is none too shabby either, eh? I got the weight I wanted and plenty of yardage - 158 yards total in a nice DK weight. It even appears to be nicely balanced (for the most part).


Julia should be proud - was it only a year ago that I brought her my spindle and begged for guidance? ;-)


Adriana said...

Wow, I can't believe how even your spinning is. I'm very impressed.

petra said...

The veggies look delicious! And the yarn -- wow! Can I come over?? :D

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Holy cow your veggie haul is making me sooo hungry (and it's only 8 am!) ;) Your spinning is lovely! It looks so soft and fluffy! Great job!

Annie said...

man.. that is ALL.GOOD.