Woensdag was het jaarlijkse feestje in Hoorn: de weversmarkt. Met enige zorg had iedereen geluisterd naar het weerbericht, want er werd veel regen verwacht. Gelukkig hadden de weermannen het verkeerd, want het weer was prachtig. Enig nadeel was wel, dat iedereen te warme kleding aanhad.
Last Wednesday was the day of the annual weaversmarket in Hoorn. Worrying a bit about the weather everyone had listened to the weatherforecast: lots of rain were expected. Fortunately all the weatherpeople were wrong: the weather was great! Only problem with that was, that everyone tended to wear clothes that were too hot.
Ik had mijn fototoestel thuis laten liggen. Jammer, want nu kan ik niets van de markt laten zien, maar wel prettig rondlopen, zonder de noodzaak alles te vereeuwigen. Ik had er ook vast geen tijd voor gehad, want wat waren er een bekenden en wat heb ik heerlijk staan kletsen met iedereen! Geweldig! De wandeling van het ene eind van de straat naar het andere en terug duurde meer dan een paar uur en toen had ik nog zo het een en ander overgeslagen. Maar ik was toen echt wel aan zitten toe: het was al heel lang geleden, dat ik zo lang achter elkaar op de been was geweest. Het terras van de Keizerskroon bracht uitkomst, met een heerlijk kopje koffie. Helaas was het nog te vroeg voor de Ravelry dames, die ook op dit terras hadden afgesproken. Ik zag wel een paar buttons in de verte, toen wij weer naar huis gingen.
I had forgotten my camera. Pity, because now I can't show anything of the market, but it was pleasant to walk around without the need to take pictures of everything. No doubt I'd hardly had time to do that, because there were so many people I knew and hadn't seen for ages and I've been talking to so many of them. Great! Walking from end of the (not such a long) street to the other and back took me far over two hours and then I hadn't stopped and looked at all the things there were to see. After that I was tired though: it was a long time ago I could walk around for so long. Coffee at the restaurant was nice. Unfortunately it was too early for the Dutch Ravelry members, who had planned to get together at this same restaurant. I did see a few Ravelry buttons from the distance, when we went home, though.
Ik heb natuurlijk ook wat gekocht, hoewel de dingen, die ik eigenlijk wilde hebben er niet waren. Die houd ik dus nog maar even te goed. Maar de grote zakken met vreemde vezels van 'de Belgische jongens' Bart en Francis, kon ik niet weerstaan en ook de zijden 'zakdoekjes' van Dineke (De Spinners) moesten mee naar huis. Leuk om te verven! Hieronder mijn schatten.
Of course I bought a few things, although the things I'd planned on buying weren't available. It's good to have some wishes remaining for later. But the big bags full of funky fibers of the 'Belgian boys' Bart and Francis were irresistable and the silk hankies Dineke (The Spinners) sold had to come home with me. Nice for dyeing soon. Here my treasures.
The sun was shining so brightly that I had trouble seeing what would be in the picture, so that's not very good. It does give an impression, I think. Lots of work for the spinningwheel! But let's finish spinning the alpacafleece first... Still much to go.
Knitting the scarf goes on. Now that the yarn gets slowly darker, the beads are more visible. I've finished three clues now. next weekend the 4th will follow.
Last weekend our youngest grandchildren were stayng here for a few nights. They'd never been here before without their parents, so we had to wait and see what would happen. Why worry? They didn't even have time to notice some relatives were absent. Pepijn carried on with his weaving, helped by gran.
Friso enjoyed playing with his tools. Especially the screwdriver and the measuring tape were well used.
In the afternoon Jasper came to play. Pepijn and Emmeke were happy: big cousin could play and finish many levels on their Nintendo DS game. Breathless they watched.