But first, let me do a WIP update, since it's been about 3 weeks since I've posted one. I'm going to try something different this time. I'm going to bump the ones I actually worked on to the top of the list. Maybe I won't lose you so quickly then.
1. Charity Scarf: I've been working on this one some.
2. Arwen Wrap: and I worked a bit on this one, too.
3. The 2010 Anniversary Mystery Shawl. I did a few rounds on this.
4. 2011 Anniversary Mystery Shawl. But they all got set aside to finish up this one. I've finally picked it back up, and made it a priority. I finished chart 4 and have started chart 5. There aren't that many rows left, but they are sooo long at this point that I only get a couple of rows a day finished.
5. Conwy sock: No progress this week
6. Traveling Roses Scarf: No progress this week.
7. Garter Rib Scarf: No progress.
8. Fruit Of The Vine scarf: Ditto.
9. Orkney Pi Shawl: No progress
10. Leper bandage: This is my new waiting project. When I'm on my excruciatingly slow desktop and I'm waiting 20 years for a page to load, I pick it up and knit a row or two.
11 & 12. The two sock yarn blankies. No new squares this week.
I took half a day off yesterday to go to the eye doctor. He said my prescription hasn't changed, but he did give me a slightly stronger bifocal spot. He said most people will just pull their glasses off to read, but I need to be able to see my lace and the TV at the same time. And besides, it's been 2 1/2 years since I've gotten new glasses anyway, so might as well get ones that I can see through.
I was disappointed, as usual, in the frame styles. Most are tiny little coke bottle cap sized frames, and I can't stand them. I've been hoping that bigger frames will come back into style, but so far, no luck. I'm stuck peering through peephole sized lenses for a little while longer.
Well, somehow I thought I'd have more to say about that...
I love taking half days off--really even more than whole days. There's just something about slinging my tool bag over my shoulder and walking out at lunch time. I really ought to do that more often.