ummm – knitting again

I think you have figured out by now that my life has been in flux for the last several months. Summary: After selling our house in Germany on extremely short notice (like I got home on the 13th of Dec and we were OOT on a Lufthansa flight to SFO on the 18th…) everything was relocated sooner or later to Berkeley and I lasted about 7 weeks in one location.

As just about everything I had craft wise was in storage or somewhere buried in the garage, I started doing a lot of cross stitch. Hitting the road to Indian Subcontinent 10 Feb (which was more or less planned) and am still traveling. Brought along cross stitch (rather than knitting) which turned out to be impossible on either planes or buses.

Why am I telling you all of this? I am visiting friends in Adelaide. I raided Cat’s stash yesterday, scoring both yarn and needles (like all of us knitters she has lots of everything) and cast on a shawl (Earth).

Now if I can just manage to listen to an audiobook, knit and eat fresh pomegranates (picking off tree in garden) without staining anything – life would be perfect.

right off the tree

right off the tree

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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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