Monday, October 12, 2009
autumn studio tour
John and I got away for a bit of a date on Sunday afternoon. It was a gorgeous day and the local artisans were hosting their autumn studio tour. We've done this tour before and thought we'd hit some of our favorite studios. It was one of those last minute ideas that turned out to be such a great decision! First we stopped at Heisler's pumpkin stand. They sell heirloom pumpkins, squash, gourds and apples. This is where we buy many of our apples in the fall. It's a feast for the eyes! We got some Mutsu and Jonagold apples and two varieties of squash. Then we stopped at Dancing Leaf Farm and I picked up some yarn for the Mystery Sock KAL. I had some limelight from Posh yarns, but I wanted something a bit more seasonal. (fallish!) I found the perfect sock yarn!Dalis spins, and dyes her own fiber...she's got a great little studio. It's hard to resist all her temptations. I also got this yarn to knit a scarf for Mckenzie..she got a new (thrifted) winter coat and she requested that I knit her a scarf...how could I resist? While I was fondling fiber, John visited with the chickens and the sheep. He's such a good sport! Come to think of it he was visiting with the "before" and I was holding the "after". Next, we made an unexpected stop at an Alpaca Farm that was having an open house. We got to talk to the owners, pet the alpaca and hang out in the fields watching them do their thing. They are really fascinating creatures. They are from the camelid family and they are quite curious and gentle. As soon as we showed up they all came walking towards us to check things out. Finally, we took the long way home, enjoying the fall colors, the beautiful scenery and each other's company. What did you do this past weekend?...I hope it was a good one.