I managed to complete one knitting project for SOAR while we were away, but I'm still plugging away at the cast off border of my cotton shawl. I visited knitting and fibre shops, but didn't buy a skein of yarn or puff of fibre. I'm making a valiant attempt to work only with my hand spun yarns and I have enough fibre stash to stock a shop all on my own. Besides, SOAR is coming up in a few weeks. That conference will likely be a once in a lifetime event for me and I'm not expecting to attend without spending a dollar or two in the merchant mall!
When I wasn't knitting on our travels, I spent my days outside, hand ginning the brown cotton bolls which spins4fun brought me at Olds Fibre Week. I love working with this cotton; it's a bit inconsistent in length and colour, so the yarn I spin with it on my tahkli follows the same path. It's rustic, fitting for outdoor, travelling spinning:
They also remind me of how fortunate I am to walk in this world and to be able to take the journeys I am given.