Picture in your mind a long open bay of sleeping space with a door in each end that opens to the outside. There are overhead lights and windows on the outer wall that open. The inner wall is shared with the other side of the buildings.
In this room are metal bunk beds along both sides witth the feet pointing toward the center isle. Since there are not 48 women, in fact not even 24, everyone gets a bunk on which to sleep, putting their gear on either the bunk above or below.
Unfortunately, it appears that most of the women sharing this location with me are GenXers and really young. Nothing against young knitters, most of you have manners and considerations for others. But for this crew who is sharing space the idea is not to disturb others, especially if they want to sleep. So TVs, Stereos without headphones are not a good idea. Neither are private phone calls in the building (unless you don’t care if everyone else hears them, and trust me – none of the rest of us want to hear you). Nor do we want to be woken up before 0600 if we don’t have to be anywhere for a few hours. You can tell most of these kids have not been deployed or they would not be doing this stuff.
I am contemplating posting house rules covering lights out, noise, and neatness. As the senior occupant, I am reserving my right to be crabby.
I have this lovely skein of Fire on the Mountain from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I started Vinnland from The AnitCraft but the pattern disappeared in the bright colors. So I am back to a basic 4/1 rib. I am going to figure out tomorrow how to manage to get to the library so that I can upload a couple of pictures.
But I have some down time, a great opportunity to crank out socks.
I’m sure that if you impose a few house rules that there will be quite a few people that will appreciate it!
Ooowah! How is the Fire on the Mountain? I still covet that color, but wound up going for Farmhouse & Tourmaline (for the ubiquitous Last Minute Gifts scarf), and Carbon & Cracked Canyon.
If I ever get to the Grasshopper (Why not Brandy Alexander, or Kung Fu?) sock thingy – it will be in a solid, as the Silky seems too busy for the pattern.
When it comes to color, I want the nice pretties to be where I can see and pet them and tend to allocate the quieter tones to sock projects.
As for the chatty bratties – they are definitely due for visit from the Clue Fairy and her Clue-by-Four regarding the basics of communal living.