The day started with errands and ended with me being ready to head to bed early.  Packing took me all of 10 minutes at least for the clothing portion. As soon as I finish up this note – I will pack up the laptop – and add it to my carry-on along with my one knitting project (yes, only one). I also have several cross stitch projects left over from last year. I would love to come back with at least two, and potentially all four finished,

The youngest and I have an early flight to LAX. Then we have a bit of a wait for the RCCL Shuttle bus to the San Pedro Cruise Terminal. From there, we are headed down the coast to Mexico and back (on the 26th) before resuming real life.

So the knitting project – a variation on the Ten Stitch Blanket (Pattern free on Ravelry)

this one in two colors which will spiral around each other till I run out of yarn.

I also managed more stitches on the Horrorflies –

Which leaves me the top of the remaining wing and about four much smaller flying critters a bit further down the project. Since I am now at 84% complete – I think this will probably be the first one I tackle when on the ship.

(Did I mention that we will be leaving for the airport ~ 0400?)

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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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