Not tenderized

Today, after sailing past/through a pod of whales (long past by the time I grabbed my phone and ran down 8 flights of stairs….) we arrived in Cabo San Lucas about 30 minutes ahead of schedule.

This particular stop, a frequent hit on most Mexico west coast cruises is a tender port. The main attractions here are water sports, beaches, and whale watching. Since I have been here a number of times, I elected not to get off ship. And it wasn’t just that my last tender ride was that incredibly challenging one getting back to the Star Breeze, it was more that I was perfectly happy hanging out, stitching in one of the lounges and chatting with a number of individuals who stopped by.

I made serious progress on The Beaver today –  like 1417 stitches worth which meant, according to PatternKeeper, I had only about 540 to go. Then I took a look at the pattern, at the import into PatternKeeper and the actual stitching.  Hummm I have one color more on my thread holder than I have listed in the program. That color is listed on the pattern. What the heck?

As it turned out – two symbols, for whatever reason did NOT import. I pulled out the PDF and looked at it –  there are 11 colors listed.  I tried importing the PDF again. No change – those two symbols still didn’t import. So, I have 500 + of one color (DMC301) and  41 (DMC646) of another also to stitch.

The grey in the feet will be easy – but the other color? I have leaves, leaf piles and a tree base all needing stitching.

Oh yes, and the large open area of tail. I had thought I could finish today but now it looks  he is not going to be finished till I am home. I will get as far as I can, but am pretty sure that I didn’t bring enough of the second leaf color….

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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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