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From our partners at Saturday Market:
October is upon us and that means Halloween is just around the corner. Bring the kids by the Market for Kid's Corner where the little ones can craft their very own trick-or-treating bag; then come back and take it for a test drive on October 31. At noon on Halloween, the market will host a Costume Parade, followed by three hours of trick-or-treating through vendor booths. While you are there, be sure to check out all the things the vendors have on hand to keep you warm and cozy as the temperature begins to dip into a much more reliably chilly zone.
For example, the folks over at Antic (anticink.com) understand that basics like t-shirts and hoodies don't have to be basic. Founded by local artist Isaac Bauman, Antic has a rainbow of comfortable sweatshirts emblazoned with bold designs that range from thought-provoking to funny to downright beautiful.
Or, if the gloomy, grey weather is getting you down, head over to Lolly-Tots (lolly-tots.com) and just try not to smile. Mad hatter Mary Kelly makes fun, furry, and whimsical headgear designed to not only keep your head warm, but your spirits high. After all, it's hard to have a bad day when you're wearing a panda on your head.
Another stop for the creatively-minded warmth seeker is Tease Recyclewear (tease-recyclewear.com), where you're likely to find owner Kate sewing away on her colorful scarves, skirts and arm warmers. All her products are made from repurposed t-shirts, polo shirts and golf shirts, and provide a unique, eco-conscious alternative to your standard scarves and gloves.
Speaking of unique, Touch the Sky Handwovens (touchthesky.net) has a beautiful collection of scarves, ponchos and hats in stunning colors that embrace the northwest palette. A favorite piece for shoppers seeking an elegant way to ride out the chilly season is artist Karen SarÃƒÆ’³ Troeger's swirl scarves, which slip over the head to keep your neck and shoulders warm.
For many, the fall weather means one thing: Ski season is almost here. If you are among those counting the days until the slopes open, stop by Custom Fleece (503/666-1578) and pick up some windproof hats, vests and jackets. Proprietor John Aranda uses material that is soft, waterproof and breathable, which means you will stay warm and dry while riding the lifts and carving (or even falling) down the mountain.
After you hit the slopes, take a load off and soothe sore muscles with a warmed neck wrap from Lavender Haven (503/289-2301). Made with lavender harvested from their Portland-based farm and filled with flax seed, it's a soothing way to fight the chills.