Spinning Along

Feeling sorry for myself as I read Yarnstorm’s visit to New York City and our favorite Canadian grad student’s wanderings in London , I tried whining to the oldest. My unsympathetic daughter reminded me that I had chosen to stay home this week, rather than go with the DH to Washington DC and Boston.

Oh. Once nudged, I do remember him inviting me along and me demurring, not sure how I would be doing after surgery. The teens reminded me that they are perfectly old enough to watch house and dog for a few days. And I feel stupid for second guessing myself now that it is too late. There is also this slight issue of renovations on the house and my being too cheap to spring for airfare when the money could be put to better use upgrading the armature for the shower.


So I went cruising around the internet after enduring a torture session in physical therapy. Congratulate me, I have discovered that it is possible to create pain in my shoulder where there was none before my the judicious application of range of motion exercises and a cheerfully smiling PT technician. I am supposed to continue this fun several times a day at home and go in again on Monday. Glad I did not toss the large bag of ice.


As you might have noticed, I have joined a lotfew knit-a-longs, mostly related to socks. In order to balance out, I am joining le Tour de Fleece. This is the spinners equivalent of le Tour de France where we spin our wheels while the riders spin theirs. Even better, I am even on the right time zone to catch most of it live. Organized by Star it seems like a fun thing to do. Perhaps I can call it therapy? Or at least stash reduction. Starting 1 July on TV and spinning wheel near you. Tour de Fleece Button


It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes to knit the boring foot on a man’s sock. And this is for a guy who only wears a size 11. I#ll finish it up tonight. The colorway is American from the lavendersheep. knit in 4/2 Ribbing on 2,5 mm needles over 72 stitches.
First Sock, American Flag Colorway

Audio Books

CD Cover - Lean Mean 13Arriving in the mail today was the latest Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich. I am already through the 3rd of CDs and finding it a real hoot.


Roses in a small village hof
Through the open door to the hof, a riot of flowers climbing the trellis.

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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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