Monday, November 12, 2012

Davis Weekend

The other day, one of my students was trying to get me to do something...I can't remember what, probably extend a deadline. Anyway, he said, "I'm thinking about applying to U.C. Davis and going out for swimming in the spring." His classmates all thought it was a pretty funny joke about how to get on my good side. Maybe I do mention how awesome I think U.C. Davis is "occasionally," and I know I tell them how much "fun" they'd have going out for swimming quite often. Our latest visit to Davis proved to me again that I know what I'm talking about concerning Davis!

We left on Saturday at about 5:30 A.M., and arrived in Davis by 10:00, in plenty of time to pick up Paige and indulge in the Davis Farmer's Market. My first purchase was a reasonable $3.00 bag of tomatoes, cauliflower, and beautiful,  creamy white turnips. It was all downhill from there, fiscally speaking, at least We each had a $3.00 cup of coffee from a "fair trade" coffee booth, moved on to the Mediterranean food booths, which are always incredible. After spending about $15.00 on hummus and "hummus-like" products, I spied what I'd been waiting for since my last hurried visit in September...the fiber confections yarn booth.

Even though I recently claimed to be finished with bowls, I imagined the orange as a nice, chunky bowl for a Thanksgiving decoration. The teal and purple yarn will eventually make some nice, wintery socks.

Sunday morning, we got up at about 6:30 (because we're weird), and went to the "Arboretum Trail for a nice, little four-mile run. Along the way, we came upon a "yarn bomb." I made Paige walk back with us later, so we could enjoy it in all of its quirky greatness. It was a project for a design class at U.C. Davis, totally useless ostensibly, but "enjoyment inducing," so a totally worthwhile pursuit in my estimation.

This last one was my favorite, even though it didn't photograph very well. Besides the white on the trunk, it had little, tiny flowers and hearts hanging from the branches.


Anonymous said...

I totally understand falling in love with a college community. We LOVE the area around Florida Southern where our son went to college.

I wish MY farm market had yarn! You are SO lucky.

The yarn bombing is adorable. I have yet to see a yarn bombing in person. It's on my bucket list.

Willow said...

My farmers market has food (including hummus) and occasionally pottery. Alas, no fiber of the yarny and wooly kind.

I'm thinking that a Fiber Christmas Tree would be awesome. All the ornaments would be handknitted.

WendyBee said...

How fun! I love my college town too. In fact, I think I love all of the college towns I have come to know. I think it's the youthful energy and incessant activity.
I too, have never seen a yarn bombing in person. Hope to, someday.
Love your yarn choices.

JayJay said...

How fun! Looks like a cheerful art project. :)