Hey! I'm back from Upper Michigan and still have two days before I have to go to work! How cool is that? We had a nice relaxing break, caught up with sleep, and generally feel pretty darn good. I'm catching up with blogs today, well some, since I have 1000+ new posts showing in my Google Reader. Busy bloggers! I'm also conquering the laundry, packing my work suitcase, and throwing a pork roast in the oven for some yummy pulled pork for dinner.
No good sky photos for Saturday Sky but I do have a little show and tell. The skies this past week were generally overcast and wet in my part of the world, but here's a photo that Wilson snapped this week.
Yup, bear tracks. He said he didn't see the bears, probably a mama and her cub, but they had walked the trail he was on before he got there on his way to tickle some trout.
While on vacation, I auditioned some spindles to prepare for Tour de Fleece as part of Team Crankypants.
I think the two on the right are in the running for my travel hand spindle and the pink stuff is some roving from Susan's Fiber Shop that I don't know the wool specifics of, outside of it being wool and relatively inexpensive. It has been in the stash for a while but it is pleasing to the eye. I'll be spinning some other natural gray wool from Woolgatherers in Fond du Lac when I'm home on Margaret, my wheel, now that we are on good terms. I'm going to have to pay more attention to my wool, aren't I?
My relaxing included some sock knitting on the man-sock, err, socks for Wilson with my first short-row heel completed. Love it! Thanks for the instructions, Cookie! I also worked on Icarus --- I've recovered reknit past my ripping and then some but I'm still on chart 1.
There was also some reading of the latest J.D. Robb paperback, Salvation in Death. (Still a good read but I think something was missing, perhaps the personality conflicts?) and I started Tanya Huff's Valor's Trial which is definitely calling me. This in book four of a series.....I know I read book three in this series but I'll have to look up the other two.