Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Don't feel like sewing...

You don't hear that come out of my mouth very often, but I feel that way today. It's a shame too...the coat is almost done. I did the hem and the sleeve hems last night. This morning I did the button holes before I went to my eye appointment because I knew my focus would be off after my eyes were dilated. All I have left to do is sew in the sleeve linings, finish the main body lining, cover and sew on the snaps for the lower half of the coat and sew on the buttons. I did find the perfect yarn for a scarf to match the coat today. Maybe a little knitting would be good for the soul. I'm kind of bummed. I found out that new glasses wouldn't improve my vision. I have cataracts in both eyes and did not realize the left was affecting my sight so much. I know threading a needle had become increasingly more difficult, but my newer machines have a threader. Looks like I will be having cataract surgery. I didn't expect to be so freaked out by the prospect. I am a nurse for God's sake, and currently work with the visually impaired. Big sigh!!! Think I'll go dig out the needles and knit awhile. The coat will wait.

2 comments:

Summerset said...

Wow, you don't really realize how important your eyesight is until you find out something like this. Good luck and I hope surgery improves things!

Kat said...

I can't wait to see that coat! Eyes...first of all, I hate getting my eyes dilated. Only get them done one at a time because I can't drive at all because of way too much glare from either night headlights or plain daylight. Also, I've been in the eye doctor's office 3 months in a row to evaluate my eye pressure. I finally got a reprieve and can wait 6 months. But we do what we have to do to keep our precious sight.