Phew. Last day of the Market. The atmosphere was very similar to that in school on the last day before summer vacation. When they rang the bell signaling the start, everyone cheered. Then, at 3 when they rang the bell for the end, it was more cheers, hugs, goodbyes. What a great year it has been for me. I have three months to restore my inventory, and back I will go.
Today I had the pleasure of being next to the girls from Hopewell Farms. They were so much fun! What a couple of characters. We had a really good band playing all day, so we did alot of dancing behind our tables. (I said behind, not on) The dancing helped us stay warm since we were outside. I much prefer being outdoors.
Hopewell Farms was offering everything at $1 a pound as customer appreciation day. Above is $4 worth.
Here are two of our volunteers. They work so hard. See the hat on the right? I simply MUST find a pattern for that.
This girl was visiting from Hong Kong, and had just bought the hat she is wearing. She thought she needed a picture with me. She might come out to the farm to visit us tomorrow, but we may have snow by then. Who knows.
Now, notice the hat I am wearing?
And notice who is wearing it now? Like I said, they buy them right off my head.
Another one finds her hat.
So, I've been busy dying rovings in my crock pots this week. I received about 40 pounds two weeks ago, and I can hardly wait to start spinning it.
Here are some of the rovings I dyed after the fiber was washed and carded.
I had dyed this "in the wool", meaning before it was carded, this summer. I sent all the assorted colors to the processor and this is how it turned out. Gorgeous!
And here is how it is spinning up.
Tomorrow it is cookie day, baking and shipping. What a change in direction.