Saturday, April 15, 2006

Jaywalker #1 is finished!

The fruits of my Friday night labor (yes, I knit on Friday nights). I was up until 1:30 AM. That's waayyy past my normal bedtime. ;)

The yarn is pretty cool. It's a wool/cotton/spandex blend from Knitpicks called "Dancing". It has an interesting texture: not squishy-soft like merino. It's more like stretchy-soft. I'm glad there's spandex otherwise it would be a lot harder to get on my foot. If at all. It seems that I couldn't escape the tight-ankle byproduct Erin warned me about. But once the sock is successfully manipulated over my gumunjeous heel, it's comfortably snug and secure. So all is well. Now, all it needs is a partner. But first, I need to sew together the second row of the Mountain Laurel Blanket.

Today will be sunny, breezy, and warm (high in mid-60's) around here. I'm not the kind of person who's mood is attached to the weather (like my mom) nor am I the type who prances in the sun, or whatever. I can be happy when it's cold and rainy, during a blizzard, and even during a heatwave (well, not so much, as long as I have A/C). But today I'm really forward to being out in the spring weather. So the mister and I are heading to the Regional Market (the big local farmer's market) for some awesome local produce and products. If you're in CNY area, even if it's a drive for you, make a trip to the Regional Market on sat. for the farmer's market (sunday's the flea market). I'm not an expert on farmer's markets but I think it's an awesome place to be. There's a great vibe, a sense of community that isn't normally apparent. I walk around the vendors watching people looking, buying, talking and I wonder if that's what bazaars and markets in other countries are like. And the produce is ridiculously cheap, and better yet it's local. Anyways... check it out if you haven't. And then we'll probably take a little stroll on the Onondaga Creek Walk before heading to the grocery store for the rest of our shopping. Hmmm... maybe we'll top off the day with a good movie. We have "The Chronicles of Narnia" still in its wrapper...

Well, everyone have a wonderful weekend! Tomorrow, blueberry pancakes!

7 comments:

Bee said...

Awesome Jaywalker! I really love the colorway.

I miss the Regional Market! You make me want to go back to CNY so badly.

ErLeCa said...

I've been to the regional market quite a few times. You really never know what you're going to find there!

Awesome Jaywalker! I tried it out with that same yarn but it was for my mom and when she tried it on it wouldn't even get over her ankle! Glad it worked out for you!

Diana said...

I love the Regional Market. With warm and sunny days ahead of us, I'll be at the market quite frequently on Saturday mornings. Just love buying produce and flowers there.

Carla said...

Since we're new here, we havent been to the regional market yet. But...does no one there sell yarn? The Ithaca Farmers Market (which is INCREDIBLE sort of awesome) has many yarn vendors!

Susan said...

I'll be at the regional market before heading for our Saturday morning knitup (upstair's at Wegman's Fairmount at 10:30am) ... look for the lady with the polka dot knitting bag!

Oh and GREAT Jaywalkers!!!

Cathy said...

I can't say I've seen a yarn vendor at the Regional Market. There might be some there on Sundays when it's the flea market instead of the farmer's market. I'll have to look next time.

Kelly B said...

I totally knit on Friday nights ;-)

Nice sock!