Not again

No, don’t panic. I am not starting my sockapalooza again. I am still pleased as I work my way down the second leg.

It is the rain. For the fourth time today the clouds have rolled in and the rain has come down. I should be happy that I am not standing out there or out walking to my PT appointment like yesterday.


I am up to the cast off for the neck. I need to look at it some more, because it does not look right. I think I may just knit another row of squares. I am more than willing to have the sweater a bit too long, but not the front part too short. Or, I need to go and measure some sweaters as there is 12 cm difference in length between starting the under arm and casting off for the neck. I am actually two rows beyond that. It should be ok (hopefully).


Worked on the Serpentine for a short time today, only managing to get the gussets completed. I like the pattern, quick and fun. Cables every third row are a real pain, let me tell you when you decide to carry them down the heel flap.
And then there is my cute new sock pamphlet. I am calling it what to do with all of my left over yarn!
If you already do sort of entrelac, it is fun for the ideas. If you don’t, it is not something you want if you don’t read German. It was my small present to me from The rest of the package were books and CDs for my husband’s birthday. Without the kids home, he is having an extremely quiet birthday, most of it consumed with business. You can’t ignore 59 years however. He gets his party on Sunday.


Red, I really like red. And Cherry Tree Hill yarn. It has such a lovely twist. I went ahead and started the cuff on the second sock before proceeding down the heel. This way, since the pattern was sort of – do as you go – the legs are more likely to match. sockapalooza11juli07.jpg

Audio Books

Rochelle Krich – Blues in the Night. which I got on sale from one of the Audio Book Peddlers.


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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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One Response to Not again

  1. amanda j says:

    I am glad you got your socks under control! I agree, a too long sweater/jumper is much much better than one that is too short.

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