So I am sure you are all interested in how Valhalla went last night, but we FORGOT THE CAMERA (AGGGHHHHH!!!!) We really wanted to document the event ourselves, but the camera was left behind as we scuttled out the door, excited about meat on our meat and not having to cook dinner for ourselves. We are going to wait a day or two, and see if any other blogs or websites cover the event. This way, we can link to some pictures while giving our own review of the event. I’ll leave you with the knowledge that we had a great time, the food was great, and we really hope JJ can pull more of these off. Maybe a Roman themed night on Mt. Olympus, or a Revolutionary War era Fourth of July event (mmm… pies). Such fun!
What we do have pictures of is the Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market Wool Day. This is the perfect time of year for it, when all I want on snowy days is a cuppa tea and a large knitted project made of wool on my lap. It was so much fun to go and oogle and coo over fleeces, hand spun and hand dyed yarns. I just finished one project, and am messing around with some scraps to practice for my next project.
First, some obligatory food pictures.
I always want a new houseplant when we go to the market, but I have no more space on my plant tables. I really wanted another succulent, particularly a hoya they had, but, alas, no space. So, we turned our eyes to the yarn and fiber scattered about.
We have tons more pictures, but I will spare your computers and not add too many more pictures. But, I wanted to share the big project I finished Saturday morning as a belated Christmas present for Laura. A big, comfy, super warm sweater with lots of stripes! Just the thing for a cold Saturday running about the town. I’m really pleased with the finished product. It was done on larger needles, but doesn’t look too bulky or overly chunky. My first doing ragalan sleeves, which were surprisingly easy. I really excited to work on another project, and I am going to try my hand at two-color work with stranding on smaller needles.
I picked the pattern, Laura picked the colors, and here is the result. It was nice to knit for her, as she is a wee little person, and a size small is almost always perfect. It makes knitting seem to go so much faster.
See, we do something besides eat and cook. 😀