Desert Boots

It never, ever would have occurred to me. I had to go and look at the pictures again. Where I see soldiers in ACUs, several of you see bare feet. No, not even remotely a possibility. And the colour is just wrong for barefeet, especially given the racial diversity of the US Military.

This is what they are wearing –


Mine are old – dating from 2003 and showing a bit of wear. Since they are suede side out – no polish is required. After years of [not] polishing my black boots, you can not imagine how I feel about the improvement.

The mouse traps were empty this morning. The 18 year old managed to take out some trash, but had five hours of child care commitments. Says a lot when toddler diapers are more attractive than room cleaning to music of your choice.


Progress! – gussets are done, and the pattern is progressing nicely down the foot. After doing a few rows on one sock, then the other, I am back to knitting in the same row on each sock. I just don’t want them to be too different. I am actually close to 10 cm down the foot, so it should only be a day or so till I am done!



No knitting progress todate – but I started a Kauni group on Ravelry. Perhaps a chance to get some ideas about what comes after the cardigan.



Who got left behind, not able to come to the block party – much less bark at the puppet theater.



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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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