I've made up my mind to try a little harder to have some projects going. This is the yarn spun from this winter's Happy Family, wherein several people brought fiber and mixed it together and then divvied it up.
This time around I used a drum carder on the wool before spinning. I am very happy with the finished yarn. To preserve all the color changes, I've decided to leave it as singles. Now I am left to ponder what project can show this yarn to its best advantage.
Saturday was well spent. Friend Phyllis and I went to the 3rd annual Shepard's Market in Rush, NY.
The market was small-ish, but well-organized and had a nice variety of items on offer. Some of the things available were fleece, yarn, various cuts of lamb (I treated myself to a couple of roasts), and plants. With the help of Lola, my trusty GPS, we proceeded to the Rochester City Market. It was very impressive.
This market is significantly larger than my local one in North Tonawanda. Different in that it is much larger, maybe ten fold. It also had a greater huckster to farmer ratio and some permanent vendors. Anyhoo... it was a treat, as are all farmer's markets. We plugged in Lola again and made our way to the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum. This museum houses an extensive doll collection. I love to saunter through the cases of dolls which date from the 1600's to fairly contemporary dolls. By that I mean dolls I played with as a child. I would have to say that this doll really caught my attention:
Could it be the burlap dress? Might it be the teardrop tattoo on her cheek which she had to earn in stir by shanking another prisoner. I can imagine how very thrilled a little girl would be to find her under the Christmas tree.
Next to her, you can see the arm of Mrs. Beazley of "Family Affair" fame.
After our trip through the Strong Museum Phyllis and I were weak with hunger. We wandered a few blocks over to Dinosaur BBQ, one of my all-time favorite places to eat. We had an uneventful drive back home and arrived before 4:30 pm. As I said, a great way to spend a Saturday.