A long week

European Geography is not a subject well taught in most American Schools. Nor, honestly are the details all that much of a concern in daily life to those who live to the West of the Atlantic puddle. As a result, when I mention that I have to be in the office four days this week, it might not make much of an impression. After all, I am only driving from Heidelberg to Landstuhl (where ever those might be).

Somedays I even have a sense of humor about the commute. That is as long as the traffic is not too bad and the CD player in the car is working so that I can listen to books as I drive. After all, it is only 125 km each way….

My sense of humor really appreciated the following, currently making the email rounds about traveling from NYC to London:

1. go to www.google.com
2. click on “maps” (above the search box)
3. click on “get directions” (under the search box)
4. type ” New York ” in the first box (the “from” box)
5. type ” London ” in the second box (the “to” box)
Click Get Directions
7. scroll down to step #23


The obligatory socks on the needles – two different pairs in progress

 WIP, twist pattern sock and Niagara

And then there is Cottonwood. The knitting is going well, and I really like the colorwork pattern. But I am not completely happy with the appearance of the colors when knit.

The sample I did was small, and it looked fine; it could have been that particular section of handspun. There is a fair amount of red in among the golds in my yarn. Burgundy as the solid main color is ok. I do not care for brown as a background color. But I am starting to wonder if I would be better frogging the whole thing and picking a blue (marine or navy) as my solid color. It seems a shame to put in a lot of work and have all the color work almost vanish if you are more than a few feet away. Honest opinions would be really appreciated.

 cottonwood  slightly fuzzy detail

Arches and Doors

Bowing to the minhag of the web, I will add to the Friday observance. Most of the locations are unlikely to be familiar to anyone outside Europe. The locations will be posted a day or so later if anyone is interested.

 Beck Caserne, Sonthofen Germany

Shabbat Shalom

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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!
This entry was posted in Arches&Doors, Knitting, Travel, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A long week

  1. amanda j says:

    My advice with the colourwork – if it is bothering you already, make a change! Lovely arches!!

  2. Lynn says:

    Love your blog, especially the Hebrew elements as I’m presently learning to read Hebrew. Just last week my boyfriend showed me the directions from NY to London. I got a laugh out of it then too.
    Found your blog because we are both in the 52 Pair Plunge. BTW I know where where you are, I used to live in Germany myself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.