Friday, July 21, 2006
This is the Fan Stitch Half-Circle Shawl from Martha Waterman's Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls., in Helen's Lace "Watercolor," Offered as evidence that I actually do know how to knit. I just choose patterns offering maximum fun for for minimum stress. I love this pattern, the repeat is simple enough and I can work on it and watch TV, with an eye on each. Not quite a no-brainer project, but a half-brainer.
I made the snap decision yesterday to take today off - I was able to squeeze in an eye appointment and I am finally getting new glasses. I bought new contacts last year (I wear gas perm lenses due to my astigmatism) and used my vision benefits on those, so this year I can replace my everyday glasses. I am trying to calculate the age of my current "everyday glasses." I think they are at least 8 years old. I only wear them when I'm in the house and have taken out the contacts, but they are definitely overdue for replacement. My favorite eye doctor up and moved to South Florida months ago, the bitch, so I am going to a new guy, and no doubt he will want to dialate my eyes, which I hate because it lasts forever on me. A doctor told me that it's because I have blue eyes - blue eyes dialate faster and stay that way longer. All I know is that it's a huge pain in my ass, and I'm going to time my activities to shuffle all the "can do it blind" things like laundry for post-exam. But it's worth it for New Glasses. Finally! And tomorrow a long overdue haircut. I'm letting the uber-short hair grow in a bit, it was just too short - it was a great haircut but not what I'm in the mood for right now. My new Hair God is going to experience my hair whims. Poor man.
Pay bills, grocery list, post office - before the afternoon rains hit and while I can still see. I love a random day off!