before starting work on saturday morning, we decided a quick trip to the royal oak farmers market was in order—we needed to stock up on a few fresh foods for dinner over the weekend.
i had never been to this market, but i’m sure i’ll return—it was a lot of fun. and i made a series of yummy purchases, starting at the charley’s mustard booth, where i bought a bottle of deLISH brown country mustard.
the market was hopping and produce was moving quickly, so we made our rounds as fast as we could. vegetables for a vodka pita dish were first on the list
garlic from green organics farm, tomatoes, basil, broccoli, mushrooms, and
fresh gnocchi in two flavors from tracina’s—spinach and black truffle . . . mmmm.
gotta have lots of good fresh food for baby knitspot—look how big he’s getting!
(more on that later)
once we found everything on our grocery list, we dawdled over the booths featuring non-essential items. i was completely smitten with the ida belle handmade soaps booth
which was filled not only with wonderful natural scents and pretty soap packages, but some lovely vintage china pieces as well.
of course, we didn’t forget buddy, waiting for us at home—we bought a small bag of treats just for him at the sunbear’s just bones treat buffet. i think he was pleased . . .
after the farmer’s market, we made a quick stop at the grocery store to search for a large cantaloupe—yes, it’s that time of the week, when baby knitspot progresses to another “fruit level”. erica bought a melon in preparation for the weekly photo, but then found out upon returning home that it weighed in shy of the 5.5 pound mark. nor did we find one big enough at the farmer’s market (not yet in season in michigan).
looking to remedy that, we ran in to the produce section of the nearest holiday market. lo and behold, there was a big stack of cantaloupes holding several that appeared to have great potential.
one in particular caught my eye and i said firmly, “that one”. i scooped it up and made my way to the scales with erica in tow.
we roared with laughter when we saw the weight—right on the button at 5.5 . . . who knew my talents extended into the melon milieu? i had to wait while erica took a minute to put on lipstick for the photo (plenty of eye rolling on my part there, haha), but we finally got the picture she wanted.
by then, the sun was getting very hot, so we made our way home to settle down to work for the rest of the day. we’ve been getting quite a bit accomplished, yay!
and i’ve been knitting here and there as well
my twig and leaf shawlette has grown quite a bit since you saw it last—i’m really happy with how it’s turning out and it’s been a lot of fun to knit. you can really see now all the subtle variations in what appears to be a very dark colorway of briar rose stella.
i think i can finish this up soon, maybe even by midweek. if i can manage that and we can get a photo shoot in as well, there could be a pattern release this friday, yay!
alright now, back to work for me—still more to do before i leave here tomorrow morning to go home.