Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Newest Stash Addition

My latest addition to my stash includes lace weight yarn in the peach colorway, gloss burgandy and blue colorway. The brown tweed is yarn my daughter wanted for socks for her husband. All of this loot is from

I'm most excited about the Cat Bordhi book. I started knitting the Ocean Waves socks and gave up but only for now because of new developments in my life this week. I loved the "Judy's Magic Cast On" that is featured in this book and I used to start my "Ocean Wave" socks. I like the challenge that the Cat Bordhi patterns present as I have become way too comfortable in my sock knitting with only slight variations in patterns, etc.

It's been a tough week. I had to have emergency laser eye surgery on Wednesday. Just when I thought everything was going to be ok, I became concerned the following day only to be reassured by the doctor that my symptoms were normal. I called again today and was more insistant. The symptoms were more pronounced. I was seen again and the doctor discovered the laser surgery performed the other day was not 100% successful and I had to have more laser surgery today. It's worrisome knowing I have two holes in my retina and could lose my sight in that eye if things worsen. I just had an eye exam a month ago, new glasses, etc. I'm not diabetic or have any condition (except getting older...and who isn't getting older?) that would contribute to this eye situation.

On the plus side, I started a new sock (pics later) while waiting to be seen "in between" patients. Because the surgery was not a scheduled procedure, I had to wait till all other patients were seen which was either a break at lunchtime or the end of the day. So, with eyes dilated, I did my best on the knitting and decided that if there were any mistakes, I was not frogging back. The mistakes, I decided, would be symbolic of what was happening the day they were being knitted.

Ironically, someone sitting next to me in the waiting room was protesting loudly and constantly how far behind the doctor was in seeing patients. I wanted to tell her to take up knitting (and shut up) and take advantage of the "down time", but I think it would have fallen on deaf ears as she was not even picking up a magazine or a book.

So, if the eye situation wasn't enough stress, a good friend passed away a couple days ago. I attended the wake this evening and the funeral is in the morning. He had been in poor health for some time so in a way, it was a blessing.

I'm sure something very good is about to happen. Perhaps I'll win the lottery and go on one heck of a yarn shopping spree.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Oh, you are having a rough week! I was so relieved when you said your surgery had gone well, but do you still need more?

    I will be certain to keep you in my prayers.

    I have a few things to share. I will write Sunday or Monday. I hope you have a good weekend.

  2. Hope everything goes up from here.

    Seeing you like more challenging socks, have you seen the Conservative Sock? Check here for it and a few other "different" socks!

  3. Oh my! What a terrible week. You will definitely be in my thoughts over the next week or so. Big hugs.

  4. Love the stash, what great colors. So sorry to hear about your eye and hope things get resolved SOON! Most impressed with eyes dilated that you were knitting away. Can't keep a good woman down.

    You're right that woman making a scene should chill, did she think she was the only one who didn't want to wait. errrrrr

    Sorry also to hear about your friend.

    I would say you are indeed due for something positive and good to happen. Love your attitude...and when the time comes, can I go shopping with ya. lol


  5. I didn't realize you had to have a second surgery! I am so glad you were insistent and got things taken care of. Why do people in the medical profession blow us off so routinely? Grr... Anyway, good for you! I agree with your decision about the sock you worked on (and the whiner in waiting).

    I hope something truly wonderful happens to you very soon. You deserve it!

  6. I love your stash and those colors! I'm thinking of Crayola colors now. LOL! Let us know what you think of the Cat Bordhi's new book. I sort of gave uo the toe-up experience for I'm kinda anxious to see how your socks turn out.

    Happy Knitting!

  7. Well damn I think you do need to win the lottery after your week from hell. But DD is getting free yarn for you
    woo hoo! I hope there are no more bad surprises this month for you.