18 April 2006

Lots-o-Updates

SPT and a little bit of

It's starting to be spring around here! I'm wearing tank tops again! Also, I'm wearing some of my favorite earrings, made for me by my younger sister. They are a very cheery April Project Spectrum yellow.

About the eyes: Dr. Retina Specialist said "Yes! You appear to be having a decrease in vitreous (fluid inside the eyeball), which usually doesn't happen until people are 40-50 years old, and the edges of your retina are weakening in a lattice-like pattern because you are oh so very nearsighted." Apparently in 85% of cases the vitreous pulls away without dragging the retina along, so I'm supposed to see Dr. Retina Specialist again in June, when he will check on the progress of the vitreous, and we are both hoping my eyeball doesn't fall to pieces in the meantime. If I get more flashing lights and floaters, I will go back and get some laser reinforcement for my poor little retina that is getting pulled about in all directions. Oh joy. But at least I know exactly who to see, and at least the "visual disturbances" from last week are happening for a reason. In other health-ish news, I finally got back into the gym this afternoon, and it felt great! It's nice to think that the rest of me is in good shape, even if my vitreous is acting 20 years older than its actual age.

On to the knitting (and spinning!), which are much more pleasant topics than retinas detaching and Dr. R.S. talking about lasering my latticework. I did some more spinning and used up that fiber from my pirate pal. Even though my other pictures are really dark, here is some proof that the sun is really and truly visiting Chicago right now:The green had a very different texture and was a lot harder to work with (I wish I knew what kind of fiber each color was. I think they were all different - any guesses?), but overall my work last night turned out much better. What do you think?
And the first Sockapaloooza sock is officially finished! Here is a picture pre-toe-kitchenering. It looks a little bit big on my foot, which is perfect because (AMAZINGLY) my sock pal's feet are even bigger than mine (No offense, sock pal. Big feet are good for balance. And for kicking things).

That is all. More tomorrow...

5 comments:

Emily said...

ooh. I love that sock. More good thoughts to your eye are sent out. I hope everything turns out ok. And, of course, I also love your spinning. It has a lot of character. :)

Dave said...

I dunno ... laser reinforcement kind of sounds like fun :-)

Thanks for the info on the yarn ... I'm on the search ....

Terby said...

Ditto on the well-wishes for your eyes.

I really like your jaywalker. It's subtle. Your pal's lucky!

KnitNana said...

I had that happen a few years ago...felt great hearing "happens to people in their 50-60s and you're in your 30s"...well. Thank you.
I just love aging ahead of schedule. There are worse things than floaters, so glad you got to a retina specialist!
(and your socks are cool!)
(((hugs)))

Carola said...

The sock looks lovely (and I have BIG feet, hehe) Hope your eye-thing turns out good for you! 'Dr. Retina Specialist' sounds like someone who has everything under control, though not the charming part. Did you have to know that it usually affects older people!?

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