quicker stitch

Today was what I love to have as a weekend day – other than a brief run to get a fancy latte and get George to an appointment (we left home right after 0800 and were back by 0915) I had to go NOWHERE today. I could sit, relax, sort out a few more things, listen to audio books and stitch/crochet.

I have done 2 more complete rows on the afghan.

and it is moving along. I have several more balls of this yarn so will probably go till I run out.

And then there is “Death of Rats” from Terry Prachett’s Discworld. It is the replacement for that other one which has probably gone on permanent hold.  I found the pattern on Etsy and it looked like it would stitch up quickly which it did. Unfortunately, the pattern was pdf’d in landscape rather than portrait and I gave up attempting to load it into PK. Back to highlighters – blah.

Squeak is complete, except for the back stitching which is going to be essential (words, scythe, skull and hand bones.


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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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