Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Momma's Got a New Toy
I have come to the realization that I am getting older. Yes, I have dared to utter that and now it will be forever on the net that I am getting older. How do I know this? My waist is now in the Granny Smith apple description along with tree trunk legs. My hair is in the sink and floor of the shower more than it's on the top of my head. The hair that I do have has turned on me. I really mean turned...GREY. I have noticed that there are little brown spots appearing out of nowhere on my hands lately. I won't even tell you about the body parts that have left for the South of some where else. You know what I mean? I have been losing my eye site for years but now we are at a critical point. What is that point you say?? Serious extra lighting. Do I hear an "Amen"?

I have been wearing glasses for about four years now and have become acustomed to them, but this is just annoying. I finally broke down and got my self a new light. I read on
this blog about a spiffy lamp. When I went to research it, I discovered I would have to rob Ft. Knox to pay for it. So I scouted around for another suitable and cheaper alternative. I found one, hubby found one.

Hubby was at our favorite
Blue box store and found this...

What can I say. It worked like a charm. When you are getting older you just need a different kind of a toy. And when you are knitting with size 1 dpns on this color yarn, blindness will follow shorty. I have only myself to blame for this. While in the Knitting Corner, I thought I had picked a lovely shade of green for my sock class. I think that from now on, I should purchase one skein and take it home and sit in the dark with my little lamp, and see if I can actually see what I am about to knit. I would love to knit some black socks, but the eyes don't have it.


Wool Winder said...

I know what you mean. I had some trouble with the dark green sock yarn I used for my husband's socks. I bought some cheap reading glasses and that helped. It's tough getting old.

vlb5757 said...

The sad thing is, I already wear glasses and there isn't much more I can do. The light has really helped. The next pair of socks will have more colors! No black socks anytime soon for me.

maureen said...

You are a hoot! I too have been having annoyances with old-eye syndrome... what is is really called? macular-degeneration or something. I already wear contacts, bought an Ott light last year, and now find my eyes see neither near nor far... For years I could at least read what was right in front of my face without the contacts/glasses. Now that is just as blurry! ARGH!

BTW... you lied. Your blog is great. I have been viewing/reading it. I just didn't know it was YOU! You are now added to my site. Come visit.

maureen said...

Me again... can you see me now?


amanda cathleen said...

lovely color you picked out! however I do think knitting it without your new light would make anyone blind!! : )

maureen said...

If at first blogger ignores my comment, try, try again.

Me again. I bought some yarn! Can you believe it? Go check it out... I'm posting photos.

anni said...

May I ask what the name of your light is?

Anni :-)