How was your weekend? Mine was so nice (in spite of the HHH weather).
Saturday morning I met up with Dee at the Lansdale Farmers Market. Seeing Dee was, of course, wonderful. The Market was annoying. They had to change their location and they now limit how people go in (it's outside, but there are lanes, etc.) and you can't really get close to any of the produce. I did get some nice wax beans, Swiss chard, fresh apricots and wonderful shitake mushrooms. Then we went to Backyard Beans for coffee. There is still no inside seating, but they have tables and chairs set up in an alley beside the shop and it was shady and a good place to sit and knit. Dee brought me a wonderful "reward" for guessing an answer on her blog about Bethlehem.
A Star from Bethlehem which is now hanging in my front office window. I love how you can see different colors in it. Thank you Dee!!
And I did manage to get a new cast on started:
A sock of course! The yarn is Hedgehog Fiber (90/10) and the colorway is "Hawk." I'm knitting the Petty Harbor pattern (free on Ravelry) and have about 24 rows of the leg completed. The yarn is pretty dark, but I'm fortunately not having any problem with it. I love all the different flecks of color you can see.
Sunday I did a bunch of laundry and some cooking. French Toast for breakfast - so yummy. For dinner, I cooked the spaghetti squash Colin had given us from his garden. I roasted it and then pulled the "squash strings" out. I guess spaghetti squash was the original veggie noodle. Anyway, I made a sauce to go on it with fresh garlic, onions, the shitake mushrooms from the farmers market, capers and diced tomatoes. Oh yum! So freaking good - I will be making this again for sure.
Most days Tyg is off in some shady spot where we can't see him, but yesterday he plopped down on the patio and was patiently waiting for a frog to appear in the water feature.
This morning he is sitting on the picnic table right underneath the camper birdhouse hanging in our apple tree. The wrens are nesting (again) and he is waiting for an opportunity.....
On the advice of MDK, we watched "First Cow" last night and I heartily recommend it. Time to hit publish and get to work. Here's to a great week ahead!