Not too much going on as far as crafting. I have a couple of little things I want to sew, but I have felt empty lately.
I did manage to crochet and knit some dish cloths.
I used the basic diagonal dish cloth pattern for the knitted version. I wasn’t really in the mood to knit and started to get sloppy and lose interest. After knitting the second one, I decided to crochet the last two.
Knitting isn’t something that I do often. I guess crocheting is more my forte. But, every once in a while, I will knit. I like to knit socks, (below are some that I have knitted for the family) but with the high cost of the yarn and all that work, they don’t wear well. Too soon, they get that dreaded hole in the heels. Ugh!
Now, all I have to figure out is what to do next with the little yarn and thread stash that I have on hand.
It was near freezing last night. The weather told us that it was going to be about 33°F and could be colder. Late last night, Tom and I covered the tomatoes with a white sheet and this morning I removed the sheet. Everything looks fine.
Whew! I was worried about our little plants.
A couple of pictures (sorry that they aren’t very clear) of the backyard before and after we took down the chain-link fence and moved it across the yard. We still have to put up the chain-link fence replacing the old wood fence. The grass is really coming up well where the pool was and around the perimeter.
For a better visual of how beautiful the pool was at one time and how it was after click here.
We are getting there-a little at a time.
I have been knitting dishclothes and like someone with too much time on their hands, I took a picture of these simple patterns.
I finished off the first knitted sock and I am on the second one. This pair is going to be for Tom.
I made the ribbing on this pair longer than I did on the previous pairs. I like the longer ribbing for a man’s sock.
I am looking for a spring-like cardigan pattern, in knit, for me.
I am trying to get used to my new glasses and I have to go back for another eye dialation in a month. So far, my retina is staying attached. He wants to make sure that all of these floaters don’t detach the retina. I don’t understand and he doesn’t understand why my right eye is giving me grief when both my eyes have larger floater. At least I am not being charged for all of these tests.
My eye diagnosis is…Tada! Ol’ woman eyes. There are no rips or tears to my retina, no nerve damage or disease to my eye(s). I have aging eyes. It was told to me that I would get used to what I call, the veil of darkness covering my eye. That is what the doctor said and that is what I have read. I have to go back in two weeks to make sure that the retina doesn’t attach. Old eyes causes that you know. Pffft! Right now, I am wearing Tom’s sunglasses while I am on the computer. It helps even out the darkness in my eye.
I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, so I can
Watch you weave
Then breathe your story lines
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, so I can
Keep track of the visions in my eyes.-
COREY HART lyrics – Sunglasses At Night
I ordered a new pair of glasses. I was surprised, yet happy, that my prescription changed very little.
While working on my dreaded sock the other evening, I noticed that I had split the yarn on quite a few rows down. I unraveled it again and continued on. Then I noticed that I had some stitches back wards. I, again, unraveled it. And what to my blind eye should I notice? I had split the yarn again. OMG! Enough of this already. I unraveled, yet again, and finally added a lifeline. Usually, this is done when doing intriciate work, but for dummies like me it can be a lifeline lifesaver.
As stubborn as I am, I am not giving up on this second sock. Yesterday I knitted quite a few rows and I am almost to the toe. I can’t believe that this one sock could give me so much hassle.
I have an eye doctor’s appointment this afternoon. A week and a half ago I was experiencing lightning flashes in my right eye off to the side of my vision. I get this flashes daily. But, along with it came a darkening in my eye. I can barely see out of it. I am hoping that it is due to my aging eyes and the dark is caused by floaters and not a detached retina. I have always had floaters, but not like this that at times I need to wear sunglasses in house to deflect from the veil of darkness over my eye. I can’t stand it. It is so frustrating.
Saturday night I was well on my way to finishing the second sock. I was past the turning of the heel and finished the gusset shaping when I realized that I forgot to do some rounds. I had to rip it out to the heel and start over again. Of course, I was panicking, as I am not too good on rework or picking up dropped stitches when it come to knitting. Crocheting is a piece of cake to rip out and rework, but knitting…
In my defense, it was late that night, Tom had the movie “Saw IV/4” on (which I thought was stupid and annoying) and I periodically would sneak peaks here and there of the movie. I wasn’t paying attention to the task at hand and flubbed-up the sock. I managed to get the sock back on course and carefully threw placed it in the basket. I didn’t pick it up again until this afternoon. This is as far as I got-