A week gone by with no posts. I guess we're just
lethargic busy doing the usual: school, piano lessons, paperwork, visiting with friends, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, attempting to bake pie, dealing with Whirlpool, etc.
And canning peaches, and tomatoes into salsa, bought at a local stand, although it's not local produce. There's a couple who, each week during the summer and early fall, drive a refrigerated truck in from Eastern Washington, stopping and selling produce in three small Montana towns over three days, and then heading back home to start all over for the next week.
A good friend and I went for an overnight stay in Missoula last weekend. We've known eachother for 6 and a half years and yet we've never been anywhere together without children, aside from one midwifery appointment several years ago. It was short but sweet getaway, only 24 hours, 7 of which were driving, 7 of which were for sleeping, so the rest was packed full of Indian food, a couple of beers at a couple of bars with a couple of local bands, the farmer's market, a little clothes shopping, coffee at Bernice's, a quick yarn store stop, and that's about all there was time for. The perfect Fall getaway before winter sets in. What I'd give for that farmer's market to be just a short bike ride away!
Brought home: carrots, basil, Bitterroot macintosh apples, fresh baked bread, corduroy culottes, a stack of turtlenecks, a little yarn, and a new attitude.
Oh, and then there's been the Equinox potluck/campfire/drumming together with friends. And quite a bit of knitting, a little sewing, trips to the library, seeing birds gather before their journeys southward, preparing ourselves for our own travels southward next week.
The weather has turned dreary, not so inspiring in terms of taking pictures, but we're heading out in it in search of turning leaves today anyways.
The socks? Knit for C in Austermann Step #0025 that he picked out at Twisted while we were in Portland. The yarn isn't any softer than any other sock yarns out there, possibly even less so. Is it the knitters hands or the wearers feet that are supposed to benefit from the added Aloe and Jojoba? It's supposed to remain in the yarn for the first 40 washings but how much stays in over that period? I don't know. It seems a bit gimmicky to me, similar to the way I feel about tissues with added lotions. The colorway and patterning are nice, though.