You seem a little blurry to me……

I got contacts today. First time ever. But they’re weird ones. I have “perfect, 20/20 long distance vision”, according to the eye doctor, but I have found that more and more I am reaching for reading glasses when doing things close up. (Like knitting, sometimes. And reading.) I used to think it was hilarious when “older” people had to hold things at arms length to read them (because that SO does not make sense) and now I’m one of them. So these contacts have reading magnification in the bottom of the contact and are clear on the top. I suppose I’ll get used to them, but right now you all seem a bit blurry to me. I’m anxious to try knitting with them – maybe tonight. (I know – midweek knitting! WOOT! I told you it was one of my summer goals.)

Speaking of summer goals, I saw a list on someone’s blog about the things they wanted to get knitted up this summer and it got me to thinking about what I wanted to knit up over the next few months. So here is my list of wishes:

– pairs to all of my twinless socks (and I believe there might be 15 or so. sigh.)

DSC00724.JPG– finish my Sea Silk shawl in the Nova Scotia colorway (because I’d also like to do something in the Aegean Sea Silk and the Melon Sea Silk. And I love Schaefer Andrea, so I set aside a skein of Empress Wu Zhao, and I also like Helen’s Laces a lot, and so have a skein of Vera set aside in that. Then of course there’s an amazing skein that Susie at Perchance to Knit sent me, but I can’t show that to you or you’ll want it. I’ll wait until we have it in stock to tease you like that. I really really like knitting lace. Almost as much as socks.) Lastly, I’d like a cashmere scarf out of this Jester colorway.

– work on a short-sleeved sweater that I started last year. (last year. brother.) It would be nice for fall, I think.

– and knit up new socks. Here are the yarns that are calling to me most loudly from my own stash. (There’s more in the stash, but these are the first ones I’d knit up this summer if I had unlimited knitting time.)

DSC00725.JPG Perchance to Knit (special colorway called “Sheri Baby” from Susie)
J-Knits New Mexico
Woolly Boully Brooklyn Candy
The Knittery Earth
sKNITches Syncopation Collegiate
Zen String Bart & Louise (this just arrived today and I have been waiting for my own skein of Bart & Louise! It will be up in the next Sneak Up.)
DSC00726.JPG Fleece Artist Sea Wool Pinata
sKNITches Kettle Drum Thunderclap
Gypsy Knits BFL Merry Go Round
Yarntini Cherry Cordial
Perchance to Knit Primarily
DSC00727.JPG Urban GypZ Twisted Curry with Raisins (new indie dyer to us, coming soon!)
Seacoast Panda Pheasant
Cider Moon Casual Friday
Opal Rainforest Toucan
Regia Stretch Toronto
DSC00728.JPG Yarn Pirate Loopy BluesSeacoast Bee Balm
Opal Neon 1937
Yarn Pirate BFL (special colorway from Georgia called “Zoe”)
Posh Tweed Coat
Claudia Blue Terra Cotta
Claudia Sante Fe
The Knittery Moonlight

So how much of my summer knitting list do you think I’ll get done? (Did I mention that I need to find more time in my day/week for knitting?) What’s on your list for the summer?

No blog on Friday – I’ll be winging my way to the TNNA Market in Ohio.  I’ll let you know all about it next week when I’m back!

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  1. I had contacts from when I was 14 until 6 1/2 years ago when I got Lasik. Love the stash…you are ever so lucky to be surrounded by such delicious yarn.

  2. Thanks for sharing the photos of some of your stash – such yummy colors… I’m not sure what my summer list would look like – maybe I should think that over and see which yarns in my stash are calling me the most…of course, then the search would be on to find that perfect pattern for each of the yarns I chose… I can’t even think about it right now. Have a wonderful time on your trip. : )

    And, I’m sure you will get used to the contacts. I used to wear them, that is, until my allergies became so bad that I couldn’t take it. I’m back to glasses for reading and such…

  3. Good luck with the contacts! I personally had trouble sticking my fingers in my eyes 🙂 (but I was in my teens when I tried it!)

    yummm… look at all that great sock yarn!!!

    Right now my summer list is focused on baby items for my (first!) nephew. And maybe a spare hat or two… 🙂

  4. Love the stash yarn! Oooh. Hope you can make mates for at least some of those lonely socks this summer.

    Have to share. When I turned 40 and was being fitted for my first pair of bifocals my optometrist told me, “Don’t worry. It doesn’t mean you’re getting old. This happens to everyone your age.”

    I think homicide would have been justifiable. Don’t you? LOL

  5. OK, somebody fill me in on this TNNA event. I can be in downtown Columbus in 45 minutes, or less (depending on traffic.) Is this something that’s open to the public? Is there a web site with information? I’m off now to surf the web, to check back later.

  6. I know making mates is a drag so my money is on you doing something else. Working both sock together is the answer. love your stash. Stahes make me happy.

    I plan on making socks this summer but would love to try a shawl. Been putting that off for years and maybe someone can inspire me to try. I have knitted everything else over the years but lace intimidates me. I hate graphs.

    can’t wait to hear about new yarns you see. have a great time

  7. contacts get easier with time.

    Anyway, my summer goal is to knit a very special sweater. So i’m working on it. hot pink. Big over sized, lumpy. so i’m working on it. i’m 3 rows in.

  8. Ok, I’ve had contacts for about 4 months now. They felt like I had paper plates in my eyes for at LEAST 3 weeks. You’ll get used to them, then you will L*O*V*E them, I promise.
    I have same problem…37 years old=need longer arms to see. ha ha
    It’s especially great when you can wear your sunglasses AND see well!

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