Should have stayed home

I really detest the first day back at work after vacation or being on the road. My email box is full and there are all these deadlines that cropped up while I was gone. Being gone apparently is not an excuse for missing a deadline. But if you continue to work while on vacation, it is not a vacation. To add insult to injury, the CD player in the car decided not to function. Oh, well.


My copy of Selbuvotter by Terri Shea has arrived. I ordered it directly from her website. And, from Books-a-Million – More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch and Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel.

And then there are Noah’s Retro Rib socks from Favorite Socks which I just finished. They seem so big to me (and they are obviously too large for me), but then he has size 12 US feet so I should not be surprised. But they are finished. Knit on 2,5mm for 72 stitches around. The yarn was from a German on-line store, undyed Zitron which Noah and I dyed about two weeks ago.

Retro RibRetro Rib Detail

Next up is going to be “Jody’s Socks” out of Zen Garden’s Norwegian Shores colorway.
Norwegian Shores HankNorwegian Shores Yarn Ball

Audio Books

I heard the last cassette today on Seven UP! and have moved on to To The Nines.. After that, I will rotate back to Agatha Christies as some sale CDs and Cassettes just arrived in the mail.


on Monday, 23April07-2215.

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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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3 Responses to Should have stayed home

  1. Lara says:

    Thank you for the nice comment about by fraternal socks on the 52 Pair KAL. I’m glad to know others like to be a little different too.

    The Norwegian Shores Colorway is gorgeous. I’ll watch for the socks you will knit with it.

  2. amanda j says:

    Those socks look fabulous! I think I will try to knit them for my next pair out of that book. I have some yarn I dyed myself some time ago; your socks have given me hope that it might work!

  3. colin says:

    Hi Holly – your colour choices are settign off my ‘must buy more sock yarn’ button and I really have too much as it is.
    Enjoy the travels.
    John and I visited Heidelberg last year.

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