Where did the week go?

I am not sure how a whole week has passed…

We did go to the Common Ground fair, in a very limited fashion. We got there early, but it was already getting full. My SIL has mobility issues on uneven terrain, and I have endurance issues, so we strolled around the marketplace section. Luckily three nice yarn vendors were in that section – Bartlett Yarns, Jaggerspun Yarns, and Good Karma Farm. I got yarn for Kate Davies’ Horology at Bartlett. That sweater has really caught my attention, so I might as well plan to make it this winter!

A heathery rose in a worsted weight. It’s a little heavier than called for, but I can adjust the size I knit.

By the time we finished wandering that section, it was after 11, and things were filling up fast. We decided to get a snack for lunch, and find a place to sit and eat it. That was a veggie egg roll, yummy!

After the break we tried walking toward the fiber farm section, but it was so full of people that we couldn’t walk on the pavement, and my SIL was getting sore from walking on the grassy area. So we decided to call it a day and headed out. We did stop for some maple candy as the stand was on the way to the car. 🤣

When we left the fair, we decided we had the energy to head to Waterville and Yardgoods. There I grabbed a skein of black yarn for my memory squares blanket, and after much discussion and creative thinking, a pair of light colored tips for my interchangeables so I can knit my navy blue sweater after dark!

I was home before three, exhausted, but having had a nice day out, and spending time with S alone was fun. I wasn’t home ten minutes and the power went out! It was a windy day, as Fiona was blowing her way to the northeast, but it didn’t seem THAT windy! I did the only sensible thing and took a nap.

Saturday was chores followed by zoom knitting group. Sunday I went with A to work, she is so close to done on this project! We finally printed a million (or so it seemed) letters and property cards to be mailed. I spent Monday and Tuesday collating and stuffing. Not hard, not exciting, and I get paid, so that is good.

Yesterday I went over to Mom’s. We helped do a lot of planting in her church’s garden with a few other volunteers, then went to get some lunch. I was amazed at the number of tourists and out of staters still crowding her streets, but that means there are shops and restaurants open. The price we pay!

After lunch we stopped in a shop I have been wanting to check out. Clementine’s is a well curated fabric shop that also carries Nash Island Yarn. I didn’t buy anything, but I definitely scoped it out and made mental notes. The fabrics are good quality and not ridiculously priced.

Today I am home…should do some grocery shopping, but might not…our grocery store just started offering delivery, and the first order has no charge. I might take advantage of that! I wish they had this last month when we were sick. Timing is everything. Other than that, I will putter about and definitely knit. Maybe sew and weave. Maybe paint the storm door. Who knows?

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7 thoughts on “Where did the week go?”

  1. Happy to see you back online. Your outing sounds great. I love the color of the yarn. Your veggie egg roll and maple candy sound scrumptious. I have been doing some writing, just not online. Hope the storm didn’t do damage to you.

    1. Glad to be back! My outing was very nice, a good day out with my SIL!

      Glad you are writing, wherever you do it. It feels good, I bet.

      The storm went past us to the east. We got stiff wind, but all sunshine otherwise. Unlike our neighbors in the Maritimes. What a mess!

  2. I’m glad that you did get some yarn although I can imainge that it’s hard working on (soggy?) grass and everything AND crowds. The yarn is really pretty! The sweater is so beautiful (I kinda want the whole ebook, let’s see), and it will look great in the yarn, I’m sure.

    Also – YEAH for the maple candy! I never had any, but now I’m super curious. XD

  3. Mmmmaple candy! Such a great treat!!
    I don’t think we have grocery delivery service but we do have the contactless pickup service. That would save us a lot of money as I always finds something at the store that is on special/sale but was not aware of when I made my grocery list.

    1. The curbside pickup started here partway through the pandemic. I adore it. Delivery is brand new and much needed! I didn’t wind up trying it, but I will when it gets cold and nasty and I don’t want to go out. My only problem with it all is the giant pile of paper bags I have now. And no school books to cover!

  4. Time sure has a way of getting away from us, doesn’t it? Sounds like you had a nice outing with SIL even though it was crowded. Love the yarn you picked up. It is a beautiful color. I look forward to seeing you knit it up. I am off to catch up on all the blogs 🙂

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