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 knitpicks.com.
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.