Field Duty – getting around

The bus is a Thomas, rather than a Blue Bird but the principle is the same. Rows of hard narrow seats that you can hardly stay on as the bus corners, just the same as in childhood. Never large enough for teenagers, those seats barely old soldiers geared up for the range who wedge themselves into the cramped space.

Formerly of school bus fame, the recycled, repainted hulks now seem to grace military posts around the world still fullfilling the function of moving unwilling bodies from one location another in discomfort.

Thomas Bus


The Victorian Lace are finished. Since I am not planning on wearing these with sandals, I ended the lace partway down the top of the sock and finished it with 4×4 ribbing.

And here are the two colors of Apple Laine that willl be the Rib sideways socks.
The official color names are Hey Baby and Royal Blue.

After that pair, I need to return to Sockapalooza.


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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 – getting around

  1. Patricia says:

    Lovely socks. I am just getting off the ground with these. I should try to knit at work to relax.
    You have an informative and interesting site. I spent my teens in Wiesbaden. No, my family was not military. I lived in the family homestead. I know that I will experience some Heimweh reading your families pages.

  2. Pat says:

    The Victorian Lace socks are gorgeous – You are FAST!!
    Sounds like you have some sock knitting coming up with all those requests!! (I just laugh when people ask me to make them socks – although I DO let good friends pick out of my extra sock bin)

  3. amanda j says:

    I am always amazed at how different buses are in other countries! It is very strange!

    As always, your socks are lovely Holly! I have to think of some variance when praising your sock knitting abilities. That is my new challenge. (Do you think I should get out more?)

  4. Holly says:

    Amanda –
    Oh, duh. I am used to the differences between US school buses and what passes for Buses in Germany where only special children ride designated buses. And a large number of the third world countries I have been in have had cast off US buses. But of course your buses look different, even allowing for the side of the drive! Sorry for being US centric hear. I should know better after more than 17 years as an ex-pat.

  5. Lorri says:

    Your Victorian Lace Socks came out great. I can’t believe how quick you can make a pair of socks. You won’t be needing them to soon with the hot weather though I imagine.

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