Field Duty – last sane day


This is our last day of preparation, and the exercise goes hot tonight. I figure to be getting enough sleep, unless one of the controllers is completely off the wall and decides to start something stupid in the middle of the night. But my ability to get out to a computer with picture uploading ability will be restricted. From here I am making a commissary run for the group, never can have too many liquid caffeine and other legal drinkables available.


Interesting website, followed by the strange. I don’t often post such things, but there are a couple of places to visit. There is the Thread Banger site with the Top 10 Geek knitting projects. More importantly, there is Socks for Soldiers if you are looking for a way to combine knitting and support of deployed troops.


First – Rib on the Side – the first cuff is done. It doesn’t look like much when it is flat, but it is quite expandable. Now I just have to pick up on the one side for the heel and carry on. And if my brains had been in the right place, I would have calculated the length of the cuff and shorted it by 14 stitches as I don’t like really long cuffs on my socks.
Rib on the SideRib on the Side - 2
And then there is the Broken Rib sock I started when it was too dark to work on the other sock. Somethings can be knit with little to no light.
Broken Rib
I forgot the dyer of this lovely wool/mohair/nylon blend. I will post it tomorrow.

Audio Books

Trading in the last five audio books, I picked up six more from the Graf library today. It should take me only a couple of days to save them. This is much faster than requesting them from the Landstuhl Library, and waiting what seems a life time for the next book in a series.
Even though there is an after hours drop, the audio CD cases don’t fit through the slot in the right hand drop off.
Graf Library
I’ll update the reading list tomorrow.
And thanks for the comments and well wishes. Field duty for me is more fun than the rest of the team, but I am not under deployment pressure like the rest of the crew.

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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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3 Responses to Field Duty – last sane day

  1. allena says:

    it looks like the moved the library at graf. what books did you pick up? i just picked up wicked at my local library it’s easier to knit while listening to your books!

    the socks you’re knitting are wonderful!

  2. amanda j says:

    Whoa! That Atari and TV is very cool. Some people are very clever, aren’t they?

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