En Route


It was a lovely train ride yesterday. Heidelberg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart to Zurich. The train was not full, the seats were comfortable, and I was able to listen to books while knitting socks.  I have the first three J. D. Robb “xxxx in Death”, 18 hours worth, just started.
Other than my cell phone traveling to Mannheim, there were no incidents or accidents on the journey.  George met me at the Zurich train station, and we traveled another half hour out to Wollerau to stay overnight at the apartment.

From the balcony this morning out toward Zurich Lake. The mist was still coming up, making it almost foggy in the pale early morning light.

It was another  train this morning to the Flughafen, then a flight to Tel Aviv that would have been completely miserable had the Montréal connector arrived on time. Unless it rains again in the morning, I will be on the beach early. My clothes from tonight should be dried out.

Sock Knitting

What an opportunity, hours to travel, watch scenery, and knit. I am finally producing  mates to orphans that have been on their own for an extensive time. Perhaps years in some cases. I don’t even remember which German sock brand produced the pink multi-coloured yarn. Knit on 2,5mm needles, there are 60 stitches around. Each side has a twisted stitch panel, with the third in the center of the back. The pattern continues onto the foot and finishes on the toe.


This yarn I know came from Regia in one of their Antique colorways. Just a vanilla sock with strap heel on the standard 2,5 mm needles done over 60 stitches. It would also be a great yarn for small cables or 5/1 ribbing just to break up the pattern.

I have am on the last orphan pair, then I get to knit something new. Tomorrow I have some professional work to do, but after that I am free to wander around Tel Aviv with knitting and camera.


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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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