Field Duty – they ALL want socks!

It has been another quiet day. Switching to 24 hour ops means that there are fewer people hanging out in the room. Still does not mean that we have a whole lot to do till the formal part of the exercise kicks off.  Everyone is wandering in and out, getting basic chores done and being bored.

As a result, I am turning the heel on the second of the Victorian Lace socks (pair started yesterday) and will probably finish them yet tonight.

And I have a line up of people who want socks. The SGM says that he gets his first. The deputy would rather have a helmet liner. Someone else wants to learn how to knit her own socks and hats to have something to do on long shifts. Meanwhile, I returned from lunch to find this pile of papers sitting next to the computer, with feet traced on them and names. No specifications as to patterns and yarns. Am I evil enough to start on all the pink and purple that you saw in the stash?

No pixs today, will not have the opportunity to upload anything till the morning.  But I have decided that the next sock pair up will be Ribs on the Side from Fiber Trends. I have picked out a solid and a multi of Apple Laine that I picked up from The Loopy Ewe. I am contemplating whether I will bind off the cuffs as directed or Kirchner the legs.

As far as the critter, the more I think about it, the more I agree that the feet look like a Washbaer (Racoon for the common language). The only thing I am not sure is how likely they are to climb up on vehicles. I know that we have a lot of foxes out here, along with a significant number of ground rodents and deer. The tick population is amazing and disease carrying.

I think I will not argue, but just wash it all off and see if it comes back.


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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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One Response to Field Duty – they ALL want socks!

  1. amanda j says:

    Do your eyes get tired with all that knitting at once?

    I guess you could teach people a lesson – be careful what you wish for!

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