Small town Brooklyn
I'm really happy with the yarn I spun. It's my very first three ply yarn. One ply is the Cascade Magnum I started spinning when I got sick of knitting with it
The other ply is the Corredale roving I bought from Morro Fleece Works
And the third ply is a mix of them both. It resulted in a pretty dreamy mix
I took it up to the garden to dry in the sun
and here it is all skeined up . . . mmmm
I still have tons more to spin, so I should get a whole sweater's worth out of it.
Much to my shock, although we've left it TOTALLY unattended, the garden doesn't look half bad
Even more bizarre . . . veggies are still growing.
Last night David made our (probably) last meal made from our crop. Pasta w/ eggplant, peppers, tomato, basil, green beans. Every bit of it (except the pasta) grown in our own little Brooklyn roof top farm.
Today was sunny and georg, so we headed over to the Fort Green Halloween Festival. Brooklyn often feels like a small town to me, and anytime we go to these park festivals, I feel like this could just as easily be the town fair in Stars Hallow (Gilmore Girls anyone???).
We got there right at noon in time for the Dog costume show - The Great PUPkin! Here's a few cuties:
Laverne (of & Shirley)
Peas & Carrots (Third Prize)
More food . . . Sundae
yet more food . . . Lobster Dog
Sweet 16 (she really was 16, and it took a LONG time for the old gal to walk around the ring)
The stubborn Caterpillar (second prize)
Revenge on Sara Palin
Continuing with the same theme. Here's Palin & McCain (note the devil tail & horns) guns a blazing w/ a moose & polar bear. Here she "shoots" both dogs
The golden parachute
And my personal favorite, a truly Brooklyn entry . . . Marty "Barkowitz" and Bruce Ratner. For those of you not from Brooklyn, click here
We ended with a late afternoon walk in Prospect Park, and then back home for some knitting. Tomorrow it's back to hauling furniture & boxes around (sigh)