I went sub-level there for a while, but I'm happy to report that I'm back on the job, and ready to take over the world.  Or at least organize the sheep.

I've been on vacation, in a place that I used to think had internet and cell signals, but which for some reason didn't this time.  It's okay - turns out the world got along just fine without me.

I did some work:

A knitter in her natural habitat, captured by Phillip.  Those are shade cards from various Dream Yarn Factories, from which I get to shop for the designs in my new book.  I love my job.

I did some spinning:

My first cable-spun yarn!  It's a combination of Abstract Fiber "Mood Ring" and Ashland Bay "English Garden".  Four plies, two at a time. True Love. 

And I even did some knitting:

This piece defies photographing for some reason, but just believe me, it's way cool, and it's my first-ever Rowan pattern.  I made myself wait to start it until I was between "work knitting" projects, so it was the perfect thing to take on vacation. 

It's true what they say about all work and no play making us dull.  The only trouble is that I love my work so much it feels like play.  So not only is it hard to say when I'm done, it's darn hard to tell when I need a break.  Fortunately for me, I'm surrounded by people who aren't shy about telling me to get out of town.  Good thing I don't take it personally.