Field Duty – calm before the storm


We are in our last days of doing paperwork before switching to 24 hour operations. What is my role? Whatever the unit needs me to do. I am perfectly capable of taking over night shift and knitting all night, but probably will be on days.


 Since this was the first of the month, I pulled the new pattern for 6 Socks Knit along – called Victorian Lace. I have already picked out some Sea Socks yarn from Fleece Artist and will start them hopefully later today once the Fire on the Mountain are finished.
This is Fleece Artist in color way Angel. The pattern is going to be Victorian Lace by Lorri Ann Romesberg.


Imagination and congruence. Arches from the live fire range
Arches and Clouds Flares with Arch
Instead of my normal selection of architectural features for Friday.


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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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5 Responses to Field Duty – calm before the storm

  1. Kay says:

    Those socks are just stunning!

  2. colin says:

    I definately could not live in such conditions. My own bunk bed or no!

    Those socks are a great colour.

  3. Becca says:

    Oh, the memories you are bringing back! I found your blog via the SAM KAL. It’s been a long time, but I spent one summer in Graf in the 90s. Several of us had come up from Vicenza to help the Graf unit with some tasks.

    I wish I had knit back then, it would have make the open bay more tolerable. I was the only female in our bay, and the guys were not refined roommates, of course. I spent a lot of time sitting outside with a book, leading to that particular nasal condition of “GrafenSnot” from all the dust the tanks would kick up.

    I hope your field duty & deployment goes well and you stay fully stocked with nice yarn! Your socks look great.

  4. Holly says:

    Thanks everyone for the positive feed back on the socks!

    For better or worse, all the billeting at Graf is now divided by rank & gender. No dealing with the guys for the women. Crude comments have been replaced by overhearing even stupidier private cell phone conversations.

    My group is really tolerant. And being with a HQ, we are going to stay clean and bored.


  5. Ute says:

    Hallo HOlly,

    die Fire on the mountain socks sind wunderwunderschön. Es ist eine so tolle Färbung, die bei Dir genauso fantastisch mustert.

    lieben Gruß an Dich

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