Monday, September 22, 2008


Y'all thought we were going to the Coventry Farmers' Market's Fiber Twist as Glastonbury Glassworks, right? But did you know there's a young entrepreneur who also made an appearance there?
Oh yes, this was also the debut of Cotton Hollow Handcrafts. Leah's been a busy bee over the past few weeks, cranking out lots of neckwarmers in Malabrigo, Manos, handspun (hers and mine), and alpaca. She tried a different stitch/cable on each of them, varying the length and style. Each then had vintage buttons chosen from the button stash we inherited from Leah's Great Grandma or glass buttons made by her dad. A few of her things sold and she was psyched. Buttons and beads went well too, so Scott also had fun and was asked to return with his bakery products for the remaining farmers' markets of the season. Mmmm...pumpkin muffins, crisp autumn air, maple corn muffins, historic site, molasses cookies, local produce, garlic butter rolls...nice combo.

It was a glorious, bright day, although a bit warm in the sunshine. Still, you couldn't go wrong with a day of fresh air, surrounded by fiber folks and colors/textures like this...

Jesse was a big help with setting things up and manning Leah's mini-booth when she was wandering among the booths. He otherwise was quite content to munch veggie samosas and lounge in the shade of a big tree, listening to old-time radio shows and chatting with friends who passed by.
The day wound down with a knitting date with friends, back in our own town, at the center green. So pretty.

Coming soon: Better pics of those neckwarmers, except my favorite one, which sold yesterday, before I got a good pic of it -- d'oh! Also my progress on cable-rific Habitat hat for Jesse and my very first spinning efforts with the legendary blue-faced leicester. Given how many spinners swoon about this fiber, I can't wait to give it a try. I only have 4 oz., but I know a young knitting enthusiast who will most certainly have ideas for the finished yarn.

BTW, if you ever get a chance to see a silent movie with live music accompaniment, I'd encourage you to do it. After meeting with friends at a state park/pond for the morning on Saturday, we saw he 1924 silent version of Peter Pan with a live band providing music. This is the third such event we've done so far this year (another one on the calendar for December) and they are awesome. Can't quite put my finger on why they're so delightful (maybe not so much because of what they are, but what they're not that makes them so appealing), but all four of us enjoy them immensely.
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Blogger amy said...

When I saw your post on the Coventry Market I checked out the link and sorely wanted to go, but our weekends in September and October are soccer-full (except every other Sunday, but this was a soccer Sunday). It looks fabulous. Wish I could've made it.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great! Congrats to Leah on her new venture. I would love to have been there, but for that darn appendix.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Great job, Leah! The pieces are beautiful, and all different.

I agree re: silent movies. We've seen Bob Mitchell (at 95yo, one of the last surviving silent film accompanists) play a huge pipe organ for The Phantom of the Opera. Next month he'll be back in town for Buster Keaton's The General, a fave of ours. Great stuff!

1:09 AM  

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