A short stroll


Just to put the knitting stuff first. I finished the mate to the last orphan that had been languishing in my basket for at least a couple of years. Knit out of JaWoll cotton, it is an even four colour stripe. Going from dark orange to a lighter orange, then blue and finally grey I have no clue why I bought the yarn in the first place. I used a k4 sl1 pattern with the alternate rows being plain knit. The end result looks like chains up the sides. This is not a great picture, and will provide a detail picture tomorrow when I have some light for photos.

Slip Stitch Cotton Socks

Next up is Scarlet Letter (merino and tencel) from Michelle at Sweet Socks. I started the Glamour Socks from the German Kreativ Socken KAL. Stringing beads is a real pain, trust me but much easier because of the tencil than a pure wool would be.

Skein of Scarlet Letter


Looking out this morning from the balcony, the sun was shining and white buildings seem to stretch out into the distance. None of them are all that high, maybe 4 stories max for most of them. But it is a plain, cement, blocking kind of architecture. Tel Aviv is a young city for the mid East, starting in the early decades of the last century.

Tel Aviv from the Balcony

Walking along the beach, there were sunbathers and surfers. The tall buildings are hotels.
Tel Aviv Beach
The old port of Jaffa was not a bad hike from the hotel. Layer upon layer of old city for thousands of years. Climbing around, there are so few tourists, all the small shops are completely empty. Even the more famous art galleries have few vistors.
Old Port of Jaffa
And then I decided to walk through the city on the way back via the souks. Fresh dates, small tart olives and a 2 1/2 hour hike by the time I was done.

No fool, I spent the remainer of the afternoon sitting in the lobby looking out over the ocean. JD Robb on the cassette recorder and knitting needles in my hands.


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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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2 Responses to A short stroll

  1. Jinx says:

    I almost envy you, Tel Aviv is a great city. Have fun!

  2. Jackie L. says:

    The beach and knitting….sounds like a real vacation to me! Thanks for keeping us posted.

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