**UPDATED to include the correct link to Renee Weaves!**
We're not home yet, but taking a few days' rest in the Pacific Northwest. It's been really lovely.
As I said at the beginning of this trip, I am not a car-knitter. I don't get carsick, but I get distracted by the view out the window and can't concentrate on what my fingers are doing. So, I didn't get much knitting done. Until... we got to Mike's aunt and uncle's house outside of Seattle. Not only were we pausing for the weekend (and thus not spending 10 hours in the car!), but his aunt spins and dyes her own yarns (and makes her own natural dyes!), AND has not one but two looms in the house. And she taught me how to spin. We had a lovely morning of listening to the rain outside, spinning and knitting together. She doesn't knit and was very kindly impressed with my Anastasias, while I was so truly impressed with all her gorgeous fabrics, bags, tapestries, and skeins of hand dyed and spun yarn.
She also has a blog! Renee Weaves! She's currently working on a project (with a grant!) on making her own natural dyes, and the blog is following that process.
And, since I don't have a picture of me spinning yet, I'll direct you to her site to check me out in action!
I did get progress made, and am now ready to cast off the first Anastasia. However, I did not prepare for an extended vacation and need a tapestry needle. So I'm stuck for the last two days of our trip without any knitting to do. But just you wait, soon I'll have a finished sock to show you! And maybe some pictures of our trip.