I'll mirror Nona today by opening with good news and bad news.
The good news: I no longer need glasses for distance.
The bad news: I no longer need glasses for distance.
I have worn glasses since I was in 6th grade. Glasses have always been my defining feature. If I were to meet you at a restaurant, I would tell you to look for the babe in the "XXX" glasses. I have always worn glasses that were strange and out of the ordinary. I spend way too much money on them and still have every pair I have owned in the past 20 years (perhaps waiting for A to ask her magic question, "is it vintage").
Without glasses, I look just like everybody else.
I will drown my sorrow by making a quick trip to my favorite spectacle shoppe to pick up that great pair of 40's style Bette Davis/Joan Crawford sunglasses for our Florida trip. I'll post a photo once I have them
We leave tomorrow. This is the current state of my packing:
...at least the laundry is done.
I have been knitting on Sgt. Pepper like crazy. The design is so lovely to knit and I just hope my finishing skills will do it justice. I have finished the entire body (7 sections) and am 3/4's through sleeve island. Emma suggests that I show you one:
I have decided to move to socks for Florida - more conducive to warm weather knitting. Hopefully, I can finish the other Peak sock in STR. I am thinking of trying this same pattern in Lorna's Laces to see if I can get it to stripe. The STR ends of kind of speckled:
I'm packing a pile of patterns, some koigu, str, lorna's laces and a new acquisition that is just too lovely for words, sundara (doesn't that name just roll off your tongue?) in two colorways, cherry blossom and cirque that are already sold out.
We'll be at Grandma's place in Venice, FL from Thursday until Monday, then on to Palm Island for a week. N joins us on Thursday of the Palm Island week so we have a midweek treat! Don't worry, I'll keep in touch. I will be posting knitting progress here and vacation progress in our other blog, Virtual Vacation. Stop by there if you are so inclined.