Throughout the grounds at his studio/house, were treasures delightfully half-hidden: vases in the garden, glass pumpkins and gourds scattered among real growing pumpkins, buckets and barrels and tables full of unique pieces, all for sale.
We bought a few. And then we went back on Sunday, and watched some more, and bought even more. I'm not going to show you all of our purchases, because some are gifts, and some of the giftees are also blog readers- but I'm keeping these two:
Our niece knows Jon personally, and we were lucky enough to talk to him after his demonstration. He's a charming and friendly man, and a marvelous artist, and I'm so glad we got to see him at work.
Back to more mundane, and far less fiery, pursuits, I finished the Mochi Plus socks, and while Anne, from Prairie Yarns, was absolutely correct that the yarn is joyfully unrepeating, I was still able, using three balls and some judicious cutting and snipping, to get a pair of socks that are not quite identical, and yet more alike than fraternal.
I will use this yarn again, happily.
And I finished the Merino ArtYarn socks for my friend in Australia. They're just coming into Spring and Summer, so she's not going to need these for awhile. But they're done, and they'll be winging their way to Oz soon.
Tomorrow- back to regular postings, at least until I leave for North Carolina. In two weeks!