Hoping you had a wonderful weekend. Mine started off with a finish Friday night!!
My little brother's mitts are finished. I love the way they turned out. I'm also happy to be finished (for the time being) knitting with Lopi yarn. I had no problems with it when making my Sigla sweater, but knitting the mitts was very hard on my hands/fingers. The yarn was also very, very splitty.
So, Saturday Dee and I met up in Franconia at the Mennonite Heritage Center for their annual Christmas Market. The barn (where we first went) was filled with produce of various kinds. I ended up getting some scallions, kale, salad turnips and beautiful loin lamb chops. The main building had a room set up with items for sale: Moravian (I think) stars, beautiful wooden bowls, some woven items. I managed to find a little stocking stuffer for Mailing.
The Center is very nice. There are a number of rooms - there was an art show in one and historical items and info in another. Hanging high on the walls are gorgeous woven coverlets. One wall had a sampler and a wreath. My pictures are not great due to the glare, but this sampler/linen towel was stitched in silk in 1833!
The wreath is made from hair! I know that hair was often incorporated into samplers in memory of a loved one, but I had not seen a wreath previously:
That's a lot of hair!!
It did not take long to look at everything and then Dee and I were ready to head out for some coffee. We went to Broad Street Grind in Souderton. It took a little longer than expected to get there...we had to detour around a closed road because: yup - another Christmas parade. If you have not already, check out Dee's blog - she got some great pictures of the John Deere tractors in the parade as well as many fire engines. Once again, our seats afforded us great views as the parade went right by the coffee shop. We ended up having lunch there as well which was delicious!
I headed home mid-afternoon...had a short time at home and then Fletch and I took off for Colin & Mailing's for dinner. Colin cooked a delicious birthday dinner for Mailing: brisket and veggies and a carrot cake for dessert. Everything was tasty and we had a great time.
Now it's another work week. Hopefully it won't drag out too much!