Field Duty – Socks in the Room


Sitting in the surgeon’s shop, I am working on socks while we discuss all of our procedures and documents. If I was willing to take orders, there would be a line out the door.

Last evening we were entertained by the Jazz Group, who set up near the two DFACs. Pretty up front about their agenda (the more they get invited to perform while downrange, the fewer scut details they will have) to make sure that everyone knows that they are around and love to provide music.
The moon was almost full glory. Here we don’t get the second full moon of the month tonight – it shows full tonite at 0140 according to the Space Websites. As a result, for Europe, the Blue Moon will fall near the end of the month.
Almost a full Moon


And then there are the current socks. They are knit in STR. The particular color is Fire on the Mountain in medium weight.

I need to get back to my Sockapaloozas starting tonight!


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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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2 Responses to Field Duty – Socks in the Room

  1. amanda j says:

    In response to your last post, I don’t think being crabby has anything to do with age. When I went on school camp recently I could not believe the absolute disregard for others that some women had! Honestly, they were worse than the kids!

    Your Fire on the Mountain sock has made my Little Purl go ooooh! That is one of her favourite colourways.

  2. Roobeedoo says:

    Oh that is a lovely sock! That colourway is straight onto my wishlist!
    Thanks for the vote of confidence in my rainbow socks!

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