I'm currently in Ohio this week, taking a pseudo-vacation while my laboratory is shut down for renovations. It's only a pseudo-vacation because, when I am not spending time with my parents, I'll be writing up a portion of my PhD thesis. Still, it's nice to have a change of pace and a change of scenery.
I also plan to get lots of knitting done when I am at home. Like most knitters, I always find the balance between packing enough and packing too much a difficult one. Though, considering my mother is an all-star weaver (see that best of show ribbon from the Ohio State Fair in the top right of the photo below? yep, all-star) maybe I should not worry about not packing enough yarn. I'm totally jealous of her stash.
My knitting projects that did make the cut include: a bunch of yarn for baby items (I have so many pregnant friends it's not even funny), some fiber for spinning, plus a spare skein for the mandatory Ysolda project. The portability of the spindle was a major reason it got packed, but after using it for a while I remembered how nice it is to spin this way. I expect it will travel with me more in the future.
In the meantime, between the writing and the knitting, I'm hoping to see some of the local sights. I've already been to a great yarn shop, hit up Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, and explored the local bike paths. With plans to attend a minor league baseball game and the weaver's guild meeting this weekend with my mother, it promises to be a very nice visit indeed!