There are times when time zones actually work in my favor. Mostly it involves Australia and release times for stitch-a-longs. Those 17 hours don’t mean that there is any possibility of completing a section of this SAL before the calendar flipped to 1 March here but somehow it just makes the pain of a large section a bit smaller….

Let me show you –

This is the Royal Garden’s SAL by FoxandRabbit. The sucker is about 330×330. In real terms it means huge. January was the extremely large plant/urn in the center + the straight line borders to the tune of over 10k worth of stitches. I managed the interesting portion and a few hundred stitches of the edge. February featured five motifs of which you can see the largest, two tiny ones, and a bit of the small one.

And now we come to March. It is fill in the border time. From the side of the plant, across the top, and down to the start of the lower corner.  That bit filled in so far? It represents about 1900 stitches and I have about 270 rows to go…..

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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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