We are up!

It was all worthwhile, the fussing and the fretting and the guy from Telekom who insisted that our equipment was old and fried. Admittedly the router has been in continous use since 2001 and the Frtiz! box almost as long. It also meant at trip to Telekom for new equipment. But we have DSL up and running once again with one combi box replacing three pieces of electronic equipment.



Hermes followed instructions. When I got home today, there was a treasure chest waiting for me in the garage. It had come from Nala. The Pirate trove included yarn to keep me busy while underway, cream for hard worked hands, shells, candy and a log book. I have found some fun things to restock and will get it on its way Saturday.


The Grasshopper is started (STR April). I promised myself that I would just knit it per the pattern. I even started it toe up. Then added a few extra rounds because I wanted more solid on my toes. After doing a few rounds of the P2tog, yo followed by yo p2tog, my fingers felt like they were bleeding and I felt nuts. On this kind of project I am not obsessive. I did not frog, I just changed the pattern to alternate rows of k2tog yo with yo k2tog back loop. It gives a nice mesh pattern with a lot of give as well. I have finished the heel of the first one and have just the leg to go. No fake hem in the back (why prove that my legs are weird?).


To balance out the concentration needed for Grasshopper, I needed a mindless knit. Digging out a standard guy yarn, I have made great progress on a pair for DH in the last couple of days.

A New Button for those who just want to watch people try and knit 52 pairs in a year’s time. We started with about a hundred of us on 1 April; completely insane beings. I know how long it takes me to knit a pair that are uncomplicated. And I really have no babies or small children to score rapid progress. I am ahead of where I need to be for the present (those are sock pairs 14 & 15 noted above), kind of banking socks for those months when I am unlikely to be knitting socks.
I have rescued all the comments out of the hold bin, I am not sure why Akimet caught a couple of them. I have no idea why the snail body is so white, perhaps he was just washed by the rain. She had moved on this morning, which is good considering how awake I am not when plowing down the stairs at a dead run with the dog before coffee.


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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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One Response to We are up!

  1. amanda j says:

    Oh, two comments from me! Woops!

    I finished a pair of socks yesterday, and did most of the leg of another!! It is possible as long as there is a sick seven year old around so I don’t have to go to work!

    Glad you are back online.

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