I did everything on my Friday list! It has been a long time since that happened.
First up – the shawl –
I finished knitting it Friday afternoon and blocked it. Today it came off the foam board. I love it! It always amazes me how lumpy thick, small pieces can be totally reshaped and come out as fabulous lace.
Well, I did this to it
Second up – a drive to the Stonington Farmers Market
I love going to Stonington. You might remember that I went down there last winter to do some free tax prep? It was cold, bumpy and desolate. Yesterday? Not so much. Here are some photos I snapped along the way – some through the windshield, sorry they are blurry.
Stonington is about an hour away – down a long peninsula with fabulous views of the islands and Penobscot Bay at various points – and some pretty flowers, too. I always think of roses and day lilies when I think of Stonington in summer. There is nothing like the smell of the flowers, the pines, and the ocean. Just heavenly.
This is a blueberry barren along the way down the peninsula – there was a lot of blue showing, but not in the photos – almost harvest time!
Once you reach the end of the peninsula, you have to cross the bridge to get to Little Deer Isle. (You actually can see the bridge in the third photo. It looks a lot tinier there!)
Then, you have to take the serpentine causeway to get to Deer Isle, which has two small towns – Deer Isle Village and Stonington. Stonington is at the tip of the island.
It is perched on a big hill of granite at the edge of Penobscot Bay. I just love all the wooden houses perched on the edge of the earth, and the beautiful gardens.
Isn’t it pretty? Even that cell tower is pretty with all the black-eyed susans blooming in the garden beneath it.
Coming home, I took a moment to snap a photo of one of my favorite places – this barren is one I drive by every day to get to work – I love that stony field with the lone tree. 🙂 Appropriate that this is through the windshield as that is how I always see it.
And oh yes, I did remember to go to the market while I was in Stonington – got some delicious cheese, chocolate, veggies and raspberries. Deliciousness.
And, lest we forget – sock knitting – I did some yesterday, and today, finished my 16th pair this year! And of course, cast on number 17 immediately. 🙂