Nice Ice

It was snowing this morning when I awoke. There was slush and ice on the roads and the driving conditions were listed as amber for my community. As I stood there looking out the window, I started to wonder why I would want to drive anywhere.

Calling in to the office it was quiet, and not snowing. There was nothing that needed my signature, no meetings and no crises. And I have a computer with which I can VPN or webmail. I.E., there was every reason in the world to telecomute and none to drive. A side benefit is that I can do mindless knitting while reading email at home, something I normally don’t do at work.

In between emails and document reviews, I finished the second sleeve on the last of the back zip baby jackets. Then, I started looking around for something new, something quick. I looked at the Sweater Vest pattern #081 by Mac & Me which I had purchased a few months of ago. I then pulled out a number of skeins of Great Adirondack Yarn Company’s Berkshire in color Chili Peppers purchased on sale from Webs on sale a while back. Since this is a bulky weight yarn at 108yds/100 gm, I also pulled out the 6,0 mm needles. Altering the pattern for a gauge of 12/10cm rather than the 24/10 cm of the original pattern, I happily altered the pattern as I went

Knit from the neck edge down, I am well past the rejoin for the arm slits. In fact, I think I am over 1/2 way done. I should be able to complete it tomorrow, along with all the finishing on the socks and zippers.

Chameleon SOM has arrived

At the mail room today, which I got to because I was in town, was my March kit from Chameleon Colorworks. Looking at the pattern, it is pretty straight forward and I should be able to knock off the first one of them tomorrow as well. So spoilers tomorrow.

Otherwise, there were a dozen of us for services tonight, which is a pretty standard number. I think that we are just about organized for our community Seder till the night before when the chapel kitchen must be tackled.

Books and Audio

I am finishing “O” is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton on CD, picked up some of the first Evanovich’s on tape, and stayed up too late last night reading the latest Diane Stabenow.


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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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