August 8, 2011
I gave myself a break from the normal routine last week. Aside from spending all of my time in the sun, my only crafty projects were these waffle knit dishcloths. They're great for a beginner like me, and we were in need of a few more dishcloths around the house. As far as knitting goes, I'm still not very familiar with holding needles (as opposed to a crochet hook), but it's going smoother than before, with less random holes and dropped stitches in the middle of my work.
On Saturday, Matt and I visited the Gladstone farmer's market for the first time. We were lucky enough to catch the tail end of a parade on the main drag, so there were people everywhere. The market itself is tiny compared to most I've seen, taking up a modest parking lot and the corner of the neighboring street. It was kind of endearing, actually. I think we'll walk there again next Saturday to see what's new.
We picked up some strawberries and a bag of tomatoes. The guy at the stand said that these were the first tomatoes of the season, and they were going fast! I couldn't help myself and brought home about 3lbs worth. There's a recipe for tomato jam I've been dying to try, so I'll let you know how that goes very soon.