Friday, June 18, 2010

Snohomish Farmer's Market Yarn Lady

This is my booth at the farmer's market set up and ready to sell yarn just before the market opened. The weather report said 'sunny and warm.' -Yeah, right, but at least it didn't rain. I love taking one day a week away from 'what I need to get done' here at home and having several hours to only spin and chat. Old friends stopped by to talk about their knitting projects, sheep and chicken raising, some new people about spinning and shearing alpacas and llamas and some new customers promised to bring by their completed projects. I really, really like seeing what other's make with my yarn. Like every week, I told several new spinners about Valley Spinner's Guild and what a wonderful group of people are there. Besides spinning and chatting, the next best thing at the market is the food. Well, actually it's probably the first. Cherries, strawberries and sugar snap peas are in and looked delicious when I walked through the market. What to eat? Darlene's big sugar cookies with pink frosting and the kettle korn are both a couple of my favorite choices for noshing and Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company's blackberry lavender ice cream bars sounded heavenly. What I actually ate was the same thing I have had the last couple of markets -a good old-fashioned cheeseburger made with organic, grass fed, locally raised black angus beef from Judy Pedersen's Pioneer Farms. Last week I talked with a mom of a ten year old boy who had his first tast of beef EVER eating one of these burgers -This is beef you can honestly feel good about eating.

My booth was across from the flower vendors and these ladies were so happy with their flowers they asked me to take their picture. They were so lovely I asked if I could take one too with my camera. I am looking forward to when Gypsy Rows Farm comes to the market (soon?) and fills this spot -We miss you Darren and Halle.

This is a quilt I made for my youngest daughter when she was little and loved all things pink. She passed her driver's test yesterday and I can't help thinking of when she was a wee tot. She is my third and last child to be let loose on the roads and all its perils. I should be seasoned enough by now, and therefore immune, to the fears and anxieties this step brings to my gut as a parent -but I am not. She has promised to keep her cell-phone in her bag when driving and I know from experience it will take me awhile to relax.


  1. As I was writing on my blog about Pioneer Farms and the Farmer's Market in Mukilteo, I came across your blog and your Farmers Market experience. I guess great minds think a like. :) I was also instantly drawn into your yummy recipes. Your blog is great. If you wanted to check out my Farmers Market post, my blog is It was great meeting you.

  2. Nice to meet you also Katie. Thanks for the nod to my blog and to Pioneer Farms -Judy is great! I will check out your blog and maybe I'll see you someday at the farmer's market.