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Field Duty – Caché

June 9th, 2007

Like families, military operations have certain key words or phrases that become inside jokes. What is common, although not obvious, is that most of the word play and slaughter starts with a non-English language word.

Take cache. It means a collection of something tucked together to keep it safe.  A hidden store of things, or the place where they are kept. Weapons, for example. In English, the trailing “e” is not pronounced. Then there is caché, French in origin, that relates to fashion and desireabilitydesirability.

Like families, military operations have certain key words or phrases that become inside jokes. What is common, although not obvious, is that most of the word play and slaughter starts with a non-English language word.

Take cache. It means a collection of something tucked together to keep it safe.  A hidden store of things, or the place where they are kept. Weapons, for example. In English, the trailing “e” is not pronounced. Then there is caché, French in origin, that relates to fashion and desireability. A certain way of dressing has caché.

But I don’t think you find a weapons caché.

 ”Words mean what I meant them to mean, neither more or less.”

Obviously, I was not clear last night. I don’t have one of the Coleman mattresses, I have a small padded matt that has an air component. It is quiet, comfortable and offers protection from the wire framed bunk. It is the people around me who are driving me nuts since you can hear them everytime they turn over [all night]. And rearranging yourself inside a sleeping bag is neither quick nor simple.

Socks

Rib on the Side from Fiber Trends is finished.  The yarn is Apple Laine. I love the colors; they are clear and stunning. But I did not consistently enjoy the yarn quality. There were a number of sections where the ply seems to splay out, or that the diameter was uneven. This could be the yarn, or the combination of dying method with the yarns. 
RibbonHeel detail for Ribbon on the SideRibbon on the Side, Inside of the Socks
You can see what this fraternal pair of socks looks like. Obviously, you could knit them as a regular pair. I am positive that you would not have enough yarn to accomplish this with only one skein of each color. The heels make a nice contrast. The inside of the sock is also not bad, but I hate weaving in lots of ends.

After realizing that I did not have any more blue along with me, I changed streams [insert groan] and changed to Tiger for an African River Bend. I love this colorway and the subtle color changes. I am not likely to have the ability to upload pix tomorrow, so you will have to wait to Monday. With any luck this pair should be finished.
tiger-sousa
It is fairly quiet today, we are sort of on a pause-x. What it really means is that I should do some laundry.
-Holly

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  1. June 9th, 2007 at 21:35 | #1

    word play and slaughter? Oh that’s good one.

    We use the term stash instead of cache.

    As for the socks, you can still see they are a pair. I am looking forward to the seeing the new yarn knit up.

  2. June 10th, 2007 at 15:04 | #2

    Tiger looks beautiful. My favourite colours!

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