MSC Sinfonia – Day 13 – At Sea

01 Dec 07, Saturday
Day 13 – At Sea

This is day five/six in a row at sea.


And the day we crossed the equator. I can understand the cruise ship needing to provide some sort of entertainment and celebration.

There were certainly enough watchers with cameras.

Crossing the Equater
Crossing the Equater
Crossing the Equater
Crossing the Equater

I really wasn’t sure about all the participants, who mostly seemed to be recruited from among the overweight and Italians.

The seas at this point were not completely smooth. Notice this close up of the back of the ship (shot from the front) and the level of the deck line against the horizon.

Waves and  Waves and


I have started the back of Mein Weg. Using the Rauma Finull in a pale grey seems to work quite well.

I have made a couple of changes in the pattern from the sleeves and it seems to make a difference.

Not wanting a size 42 (about US 12, give or take) I measured the width on the sleeves, then decided what I wanted around. 90 cm seemed like a good deal – 160 stitches rather than 248. I then calculated out that 13 ridges before starting the decreases also looked about right.

Instead of decreasing from the beginning, it meant that I increased on each side every other row while doing a paired decrease in the center on the same row. I also decided to make sure that I did not have any of the accent colour showing in the purl ridges.

Rather than having all six rows be reverse stockinette, I knit the first row of each set in the main colour. It really doesn’t show as a knit row, but now the stripes are much clearer which is important with the lighter contrast colour.

After starting,

Sweater Back

It looks like this.

Sweater Back Sweater Back

Audio Books

Started Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde on the computer.

On the MP3 Player is The Big Over Easy. One of the Nursery Crime series also by Jasper Fforde, it precedes The Fourth Bear.


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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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