Easy Off? Not hardly

There are spring cleaning rituals and customs in many cultures. I am not sure that as many come with all the stipulations and rules as cleaning for Passover. But we are ……

Done. The kitchen is clean, as is the house. For that matter, with two friends + their daughter and my son we managed to get the kitchen at the chapel completely scrubbed. Additionally, the teens cleaned up the floor, set up tables and otherwise were an incredible amount of help. Looking at the state of the stove, refridgerator and oven, we decided that it probably had not been cleaned since we did it last year. Once we finished, we taped up both doors leading into the kitchen and placed big signs saying that the kitchen had been kashered and to come back on 3 April. Just to be safe, I will stop by in the morning and talk to the NCOIC as well as the senior chaplain.

Fiber Stuff

Not surprisingly, I did not get a chance to do much in the way of spinning or knitting today. I skeined the merino roving – comes to about 500 meters of 2 ply for a fraction less than 450 gm. I have only 5 cm to go on each of the second sleeve and second curved extension.

Perhaps an unforseen benefit – I hardly had time to drool over new yarns or pattern ideas with everything that needed to be done today. no browsing webstores, no spending of my hard earned cash. I downloaded the pattern for the 6 Sock KAL, and it will be fun. There are a lot of yarn choices already in my stash. The Socken-Kreativ-Liste is not on the same month cycle, giving me a chance to do a new sock every month for one or the other. Now, it also should be time for Chameleon Colorworks to send me another challenge and then there is STR. Two pairs a month? It should be do-able.


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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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