Jun 11, 2006

8th Street Farmer's Market

Brian and I made it to the Holland Farmer's Market yesterday. Yum! It seemed they had more flowers than food, but I guess it's just that time of the year. I hope you enjoy my photo montage below.









The strawberries were delicious! Those overgrown rock like monsters at Meijer don't compare.

After that, we enjoyed a sunny day at the Burch cottage on Whitefish Lake. Brian navigated the pontoon, aka "green machine," about the lake....



I knit...



And at the end of the day, I had these...


My final review of two socks on one circular - I liked the fact that they were done simultaneously and that I could try them on along the way, but that's about it. I don't like the pointy toe, however, I could fix that by casting on more stitches to begin with. I didn't like that I was constantly having to untwist the strands from the two ends of the ball. I also found the cast off to make for a tight cuff. I did as the teacher instructed, switched up to larger size needles and cast off loosely, but I still found that it doesn't have much give. I'll probably try this pattern one more time, fair is fair. It's definitely not love at first sight.

Otherwise, Brian and I are still waiting for the keys to our house. The prior homeowner gave us the impression that she may be able to get them to us this weekend, but no call from the realtor yet. We made a trip to Menards this morning, I'm sure the first of many. We bought our first ladder, which I told Brian was a "big step in our lives." Haha.

4 comments:

patty ann said...

Yum! Those strawberries look incredible. Actually that photo looks like a magazine cover. Was the vendor a little curious why you were taking close-up photos? hahaha. This was a great weekend for exploring the out of doors. I did hear a lot of people planning Ikea trips. Judging from the backup on 275 Wednesday, I might wait a while on that.

Meagan said...

"a big step" hah. oh that brian. i'm jealous, mt. pleasant has nothing like that to offer. farms around here probably consist of weed. those strange native americans...

Angie said...

No, I said "a big step." I was the funny one for once. You know, it's sometimes hard to beat out Brian in cracking the jokes.

patty said...

That pontoon is nothing but what I effectionately refer to as the "Whitetrash pontooner"! I still want to call "pimp my ride" and have them really spruce it up!