Nothing much here

Nothing too exciting has been going on around here, it’s pretty much just been status quo.

I went to my local farmer’s market yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised. I hadn’t been there on a Saturday for a couple of years, because it was just too crowded, and too hard to park. Instead, I had been stopping by for their smaller market on Tuesday nights, when all they have is produce.

The parking was still terrible, and it was still really crowded, but I was very pleased to see that there were nearly double the number of produce booths, a larger variety of foods, and a paved sidewalk in front of the booths all the way around the park. Overall, it was a much nicer experience, and I wished I could have stayed longer. I’d like to go back again when it’s closer to lunchtime, but I know the parking will be even worse. It’s not that I mind walking several blocks, but it’s difficult when you’re carrying a lot of produce – and you’re lucky to get a spot that’s even within a few blocks sometimes. We were there early enough to grab a space in the “Sgt. Pepper” parking lot, but by the time we left, nobody was getting that lucky.

On a knitting-related note, I went to Costco this morning and this sign for “crochet” sweaters caught my eye:

Of course, I had to take a look. After all, crochet has to be done by hand, right? Not by machine, like knitting?

The photo is really blurry, but hopefully you can make out that it is actually knit, but made to look like crochet stitches:

Boo to DKNY for false advertising.


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5 Responses to Nothing much here

  1. kitten says:

    Dunno which is worse – selling machine-knit as crochet, or selling hand-crocheted sweaters for $20.

  2. Chris says:

    *blink blink* at that sweater.

    The Mpls Farmer’s Market is like that – you have to get there at about 6 am to get a parking spot. I’m not getting up that early on the weekend, dammit!

  3. jill says:

    I love a real FARMERs market! When I lived in Sierra Madra, CA we’d go to a market where you’d only see produce. Our Boise Saturday Market is full of jewelry, plates, wooden spoons and the like. I wish they’d organize it so the artisans were together and the produce venders were together. I’d be so much more inclined to frequent it.
    Hope it was a great weekend, Cheryl!

  4. margene says:

    No one who knits (or crochets) would wear that sweater. yikes.

  5. Laritza says:

    Knitting machines are excellent at making this kind of stitches …..

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