On Saturday, I took down my show at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. Despite some cloudy weather, it was a great day to enjoy the fall colors painting the Vermont landscape. On the way home we stopped in Montpelier to have lunch, see a friend, and browse around town a bit. We used to live near Montpelier and enjoy visiting our old stomping grounds.

My first stop was Yarn, a lovely yarn shop on Main Street. The shop has a fine selection of yarns, and friendly and enthusiastic staff. There were many temptations... but in the end I couldn't resist these gorgeous skeins of Great Adirondack Yarn Co.'s handpainted organic cotton. They're destined to become linen stitch infinity scarves.

This photo made some great kaleidoscopes:

And we took a stroll down State Street to check out the Farmers Market, where I discovered the Plant Spirit Fibers booth featuring astoundingly beautiful silk scarves dyed by Jennifer Johnson with medicinal plants grown on her farm in Brookfield.

 Silk chiffon in subtly variegated shades

Silk chiffon in subtly variegated shades

Silk chiffon solids

Nuno felted scarves

Ecoprinted scarves

Although I didn't buy anything on Saturday, I have not been able to get these scarves and these colors out of my mind! Happily, Jennifer and Plant Spirit Fibers will be at the Craft Vermont Fine Craft and Art Show at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington next month, as will I, and I will be sure to visit her booth with cash in hand...

Speaking of Craft Vermont, I am knitting and making more temari as fast as my hands can stitch. Here's what I'm working on today:

As always: Flag of Resistance, April 30 - October 8, 2017


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