Hi guys! Did you miss me? I did get a couple of notes from folks so I know some of you are reading (hi Carol and Peggy)!

Caryn and I made it back from the Northeast without a single problem, going out was fine too. I have to say though, that I will never, ever, ever fly through JFK again unless my life depends on it! What a freakin’ zoo that place was: the intercoms were paging over each other, and it was packed full of people. We landed at 4:00 and I figured getting something to eat would be a good idea. Well, two cheese and tomato sandwiches and two cokes ran me $21.95! Good Grief!

So the trip was fine, and the weather was great too, almost cold to us the first night we stayed at the lake. The second two days they hit record high temps (90’s in Fahrenheit scale) so, we were right at home! Here’s a shot of the lake, it was shallow and hard to swim in, and don’t ask about our canoe adventure!

We spent a great deal of time “chasing” the loons to try to get pictures. I think that the Loons make the whole experience of staying on a lake that much more special. They have a haunting call that at night seems to almost be eerie! They are unbelievable swimmers and can swim under water for ages, I am not good with distances, but believe me, they swim at least half a football field under water. This was the best shot I could get, they are fast buggers too!

Of course, we went to the beach too, Caryn even went underwater! We can’t call it swimming because let me tell ya people it was cold water. I walked in, my feet immediately became numb, and then they simply hurt! In about as much time as it has taken me to write that sentence, so let me tell ya, Caryn is a brave, brave girl! This is a shot of Perkins Cove at one of the inlets at Ogunquit Beach:

What? You didn’t think Caryn would let me take her picture did you?

Ok, on to knitting! Here is my progress on my Yogo Socks. Ms. Vicki, I know you were expecting to see two pairs of socks here, but with all the driving (almost 550 miles in six days) and all the family get together’s, I didn’t have a lot of free time! I tried what another designer called a “Semi” Partidge Heel on this, although I think in retrospect it is a bit too wide for me. These are really thick socks, so I am thinking they may become slipper socks, we’ll see. . . bad shot, but great with the color! (Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Wild Raspberry.)
And here is the heel:

Once we got back home, I’ve been finishing up some spinning:
Georgia is almost finished! This represents 692 yards and I have almost two full bobbins more to ply up! Yeah! This is coming out exactly the way I need it to, I love this stuff! I can not recommend Melissa at Skylines Farms enough! She’s got her fleeces (what’s left of them) up for sale right now. Talk to you all next week!