Baby Back-Zippered Jackets x 2

Baby back-zipped x2

 The Finished Twins Sweaters
 The Finished Twins Sweaters They are done and we dropped them off to the twins this afternoon. At two months old, they have just hit gestational age. Although not particularly fussy, as early babies go, we stayed and visited only a short time before heading back to get our teens ready to head to school.

And, as you can see, I managed to hand sew the zippers into the backs of the sweaters without as much pain as it could have been. Clover dressmakers pins are both sharp and fine enough to hold the knitted fabric to the zipper without distortion.

From there, it will be on the zipper on the third sweater which I hope to be able to send on its way on Tuesday followed by the second sleeve on the fourth. (this baby has not yet been born). Nina left me the fifth sweater done up to the armhole split, so maybe I can get that one finished as well.

And then it was on to the second of the STR-Inside Out socks.

Through the heel turn – Inside Out And up the leg – Inside OutThe first sock is done, and I am now to the second round of cables on the leg. I am hoping to be able to finish up tonight. It has been an interesting experience. I normally do not care for toe-up socks, but there can be a real advantage to not having to graft toes.


The Hangman's Holiday. A collection of short stories by Dorothy Sayers I just finished listening to Hangman’s Holiday, a collection of 12 short stories. Containing 4 Lord Peter Whimseys’ and a variety of others, they are vintage Dorothy Sayers. The actual quality of the production is fair at best and I do find Nadia May’s voice a bit iritating. Some of it might be the style of the time, it no longer seems to be required to read every last page, footnote and annotation. She also does not vary some of the voices quite enough, making the occasional character change difficult to follow when she reads a rapid conversation


The Nine Tailors by  Dorothy SayersIn contrast, Ian Carmichael turns in his usual superlative performance on the 11th Lord Peter Whimsey mystery The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayer. Set in the Fens, the story revolves around the ringing of bells at the old church. Subtitled – Changes Rung On An Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals – many of the chapter headings come from the technical terminology. I think it would be a fine read for anyone who is a student of hand bells (or church bell ringing-which seems to be mostly an English sport)


Dream Hunter - by Sherrilyn KenyonAnd the current paperback for the backpack is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dream Hunter, another in her Dark Hunter series. I am not far enough into it to have an opinion yet. OTOH, I am not going to stay up all night just to read it


So I am off to update the pix on my finished and UFO pages, then to crash.


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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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