Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Not So Slim Shady....
I made this soft little Mary Jane (it is about 3 inches long) out of this beautiful rose colored thread....it is very tiny thread and the hook is also very tiny. Really really tiny. I had an eye appointment right after I crocheted this shoe.
I loath going to the EyeDoctor. Don't get me wrong he is a really nice guy...it is the exam that kills me. It is 2008, can't we come up with something less annoying than:
Doctor: This one or that one...
Doctor: A or B, which one is better
Doctor: *sigh* 1 or 2 which one is better
Me: THEY BOTH LOOK THE SAME!!! I CAN NOT TELL ANY FRICKIN DIFFERENCE....sorry about my breath by the way....
I am farsighted and needed a new prescription just for close up work...like knitting, crochet or reading. Based on the info that I never just knit or crochet...that I am also attempting to watch TV...it was determined that I could choose bifocals or those little glasses that I could slide far enough down my nose that I could look up and see over them. Oi.
I went with the totally sexy slide down glasses...much like the little reading glasses you could get at any drug store...except that one eye is +1.5 and the other is +2.75. Walmart reading glasses would have been cheaper...but they tend to get pissy if you start popping lenses out and swapping them around to suit your needs.
I had to wait until yesterday to pick up my new specs...I tried to hold off on making the other Mary Jane but couldn't. Consequently the new shoe is for some reason a slightly different size than the first. Lucky for me they are a very quick project. So I am going to make a new one today and if for reason I end up with an extra pair I am going to give them away to whoever would like them. So y'all let me know.
Finishing up about the eye doctor...I have brown eyes and they are very sensitive to the meds they use to dilate them. I do not really wear sunglasses and last year out of sheer vanity I left the EyeDoctor without the disposable ones. Spectators had to think that I had just lost my very best friend...I ran to the car, the sun causing tears to stream down my face and swear words from my mouth....head bowed fumbling with my keys. Finally closing my eyes trying to figure out a route to the closest drug store that would not involve my driving right into the sun.
This year I left the office rockin' the disposable shades...don't know if I have grown as a person or if I was just beaten down after selecting my new "bifocals"......