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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Well, that was interesting.

I know. I said I wasn't going to make any presents for Christmas this year.
I lied.
I finished thesefor Mother. There's not a finished picture because they're on her feet.

I also finished this

for Mom & Dad. It's got a name,'Family Project', since Mom, Dad and I all worked on it. Again - no finished picture since I forgot to take one before it got wrapped up. (Imagine yellow binding - it really stands out against the black border.)

Favorite projects for 2007?

I practically live in my Circumnavigated Cardigan - that's my definition a successful project.

My Bigfoot Shawl - so fun, so fast, so pretty, so comfy!

Projects for 2008?

Finishing stuff would be nice. I've got the bedjacket, the qiviut scarf, and the shetland shawl all waiting to be finished. We won't mention any other languishing projects that might be hiding in the room (otherwise known as my sewing/craft room).

Starting stuff would be nice, too. I've got two color-stranded projects that have been in the planning phase for over a year. One's a fairly traditional Fair Isle cardigan and one... isn't.

New Year's Eve was interesting this time. I ended up in the emergency room, though not from the traditional reasons (no wild parties for me, thanks). I was at work, looking at a program on my computer and told the person I was working with on the phone that there was something wrong with my monitor.

Turns out there was something wrong with my eye instead. I had a hemorrhage in the back of my left eye, near the center. Luckily, it was small. This is the same eye I had the vitreous detachment in a few years ago, so it's not a great surprise.

It all comes from being extremely near-sighted. My eyeballs are so long that they've gotten very thin and fragile in the back and one of them decided to spring a leak.

I'm lucky that it doesn't need any laser surgery at this point and I'm just waiting to see how well it clears. All straight lines are wavy when I look through that eye, which can be rather disorientating. Bummer. Nothing like trying to work when one eye sees straight lines and the other one sees wavy. Fortunately, I can knit without having to look!

Here's to 2008!


Anonymous Carrie K said...

A hemorrhage in the back of your eye? Yikes! Not the best way to start out the new year! But it's not that bad? Are you sure?

Okay then. Finishing and starting stuff is on my list this year too.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Traceyleezle said...

My goodness! That eye thing sounds interesting, "I swear officer, I'm not drunk, I can explain."

I love the quilt, I'll bet that yellow border looks really great.

9:27 PM  

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