Crawley, not creepy

While chasing the dog, I found other creatures on our steps and in the garden. Too much time with the Entomologists perhaps? I think they are all cute.



My regular webpage of socks for 2007 has been updated. Through the end of June it turned out to be a few more than I thought (34 thus far for the year).

Past the gusset and now on the foot of the second Chain Link. This one is going slower than the last. I have been concentrating on updating websites, reading a few books and giving my shoulder a rest.


Kauni Cardigan

I had been eyeing this yarn and pattern for a while. When the KAL was formed, I decided that it was time to knit this particular sweater. However, the rainbow look just did not appeal to me. I wanted something that did not have yellow, orange or green. After looking in the closet, I decided to go with colours that would go with the vast majority of my clothes. That mean grays/reds or something that looked like denim. The yarn has extremely long colour repeats making it seem like much more complicated stranded knitting than it really is. Tomorrow I wind up the wool, and away I go.



The package came the other day, and I finally have a photo. The colors are bright and cheerful and the pattern is appealing. . It might be the next sock up, or not. The Serpentine by Anni (Sockmania) is really cool. The Florenz for the SKL I don’t find anywhere near as interesting. But it is an ankle sock and one of the girls will like it. I haven’t picked yarns for any of those yet.


Heidelberger Stricktreff – Heidelberg Knit Get Together

Wenn: Donnerstag 5 Juli, herum 0930, When: Thursday, July 5 ~0930
wo: Mein Haus Where: my house
warum: Warum nicht? Stricker benötigen nicht Entschuldigungen oder Gründe!
Why? Why not? Knitters don’t need reasons or excuses!
Wer: Jedermann, dem zu wünscht. Who: Anyone that wants.
Anmerkung oder email für weiteres Info. Comment or email for direction or more info.


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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 Crawley, not creepy

  1. Sara says:

    Hi Holly – thanks for your comment – yes, the issues overlap what adoptive parents grapple with for sure!

    Your Kauni sweater colors are *stunning*.

  2. nana says:

    Hi Holly,

    found your blog in colins writings about his planned visit to you in August.

    While looking at the previous entries I came across this post and a knit meeting would be fun to attend, but this one is in the past, do you plan on hosting another one? I would love to join, Heidelberg being not too far from Hemsbach, where I live.

    Greetings, nana.

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