It was a very dreary day, so there weren't many vendors there, but it was definately fun to explore, especially all the vintage linens. I bought a few things but I can't wait for a warm sunny day to go back. Maybe my email knitting buddy will go with me sometime...(hint, hint)?
Anyway, the town is adorable , and from what I understand has recently gone through its own little renaissance. You kind of pass downtown Lambertville on your way to the flea market, so I visited there afterwards. It is filled with tons of antique shops, more than I've ever seen in one place- even more than Tarrytown, NY. Some are small and junky and dusty, and others are extremely large with tons of antique vendors all in one building. Also, some were very cheap (for antiques anyway) and some were very expensive. I had bought a couple hankies at the flea market for less than $4 each. I went into a little shop in town and similar hankies were selling for nearly $30 each!
This adorable little town (even on this dreary, rainy, and later, foggy day) took me so long to go through that when I found out that just across its bridge is New Hope, PA, I was wishing I had crossed earlier. It was too late by this time, and my feet were hurting, so I didn't stop to explore further, but New Hope looks like Pennsylvania's answer to Woodstock (NY, that is). Very cute, with lots of arty and hippie-type shops, and people milling about everywhere. Between the two towns, you could spend a whole weekend shopping and enjoying the views.
Bridge to New Hope
Lambertville Train Station (now a restaurant)
Antique Sewing & Crochet Tools
Antique Skeleton Keys
Antique Embroidered Hankerchiefs
Close-up of the Punch Needle Bouquet
1. I really want to see that new show Spring Awakening as soon as half price tickets show up at the TKTS booth. The music is by Duncan Sheik and I really like the looks of the choreography on the commercials, as well as one of the guys' voices.
2. How many "past lives" has Rosie had on Will & Grace? I have thought about this many times... every time Karen says something like "I saved you from the streets of Mexico" or some such nonsense, and Rosario says "You pulled me out of business school, you witch". Tonight (in repeats, of course) it was something like: "Here are Rosie's things... [thing1], [thing2], and here's her diploma from University of Texas Medical School," or something like that... anyone remember any others?
And in knitting news...
I am waiting for the yarn I ordered to finish up another project. It should be here in a day or two.
Also, here's a preview of an FO:
The new surprises are up at Knitty! I love both of the sweater's in this quarter's surprise. Thermal is a basic scoop neck sweater with a waffle texture similar to that of long john's (long underwear). The other sweater, Dragonfly, is very cool. The "shaping" is all in the decrease in needle and yarn size. This one looks like it might be a bit complicated. When I first looked at it, I thought there was only the large "dragonfly" in the center front. Then I realized that the entire bottom of it has smaller dragonflies all over it. The stitch pattern looks... interesting, to say the least.