doing the math

Ok, it isn’t math, it is basic arithmetic. This morning I had 494 stitches left in the leaves. I have nine (9) double strands of floss left in this particular color. Getting 50 stitches out of a meter of floss is easy even with needing to make complete stitches (over dyed floss) rather than half stitches down a row and return.)  So my usual 50 stitches per isn’t going to make it. Stitched a leaf and some stem, then another one. Looked at the amount of floss left after completely 80 stitches. Oh – my usual calculation is based on doubling my thread. Whew. I should be ok?

It is at this point my brain recognizes an acute need for coffee plus I need to leave for a medical appointment in Oakland. Bleh.

——————— >-8 ——————

It is now evening. I survived waiting first in my car, then in the clinic till I got seen. Bringing along knitting – mindless knitting of lap blankets.  It seems to make this particular physician happy to see me. Unlike many of the other patients, I have housing, food, and follow instructions most of the time. I also made the wonderful discovery that Podiatry doesn’t need a referral and I scored an appointment for Thursday.

Unlike returning from San Francisco, it is just a jog down MLK and up the hill to home. And then I went back to the Owl. I had enough floss and he is now complete

Stitched on the leftover section of 16ct Autumn Orchard from Fiberlious with a few DMC and all the rest is over dyed Threadworx (the blues, the browns, the leaves).  Personally I think he is pretty cool. Once I have a couple more sections of SALs completed I will stitch her other two ( once a flamingo and the other a raven, each with a totally different relation to their beverage).


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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