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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Oh how much we use our eyes...

They say you don't miss something 'til you don't have it and I have to say I agree. I have really felt very disabled since last Friday morning. I couldn't sew. I couldn't read. I couldn't card make. I couldn't knit. Even watching telly was painful. My heart goes out to those who have permanent limited vision. My whole world revolves around the ability to see.

I am thrilled to say the ointment has worked. It says I have to use it for 48hrs after my eye is better so I do have the 3 hrly sting still but that I can cope with. I managed a busy day sewing yesterday thankfully and have the promise of lots and lots of work this week. It looks like the army has moved into my sewing room to be honest. I have 'found' by Shrewsbury School and have been given the job of sewing name labels on their army cadets jackets and the badges on their berets. Have already done 26 of each and thats only half of them! [more coming this week!]. Now they have found me they say they will be back on a regular basis for work. Watch this space! It's easy work if but a little boring but it all brings in the pennies.
I was given a copy of 100 flowers to knit and crochet [http://twiglet5.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-latest-rainy-day-activity.html] by my big sister,Twiget, just before the weekend [think she likes to torture me cos she knows how I tear at the leash at anything new and of course I couldnt even see the pictures let alone read the knitting instructions!] . I am please so say I have now had time to 'play' and have knitted a piece of lavender and a chyrsanthemum flower so thought I'd better show and tell. As you can see I need to work on perfection. The book doesn't give you needle sizes and says you can vary these to suit the size of flowers you want so to make a finished and useful flower I guess you need to play with it to get it as required. Still not sure what I would use the flowers for but it's lots of fun watching them 'grow' on your knitting needles.

8 comments:

Twiglet said...

When do you find time to take a breath?? Even when you have only one good eye to work with you manage to achieve so much! I must find time to translate the knitting and crochet abreviations and get going with a flower or two.

Julia Dunnit said...

Am very glad your eye has improved; be a good girl about the ointment! Loads work then, good for you. Am trying to work on christmas stuff for workshops but my heart isn't in it!

Petal Textiles said...

Ooh you poor thing, sounds very grim, but glad to hear you are starting to feel better.

BumbleVee said...

hope your eye recovers completely....

I have colonies of "floaters" that interfere as well as cataracts beginning in both eyes...sigh...... I always felt sorry for folks who didn't have vision as great as mine was up until the last few years....now I envy those who have great vision......

Friko said...

I am very glad your eye is recovering; all that close work needs good eyesight.

When I am Rich said...

Pleased your eye is getting better, I imagine it was very painful.
All those name labels! I used to hate doing that job every September when my children started the new school year - but of course I wasn't getting paid!

mountainear said...

Far be it from me to suggest that our brave boys (and gals) can't sew their own name tapes on - and also that you should be denied a living but crikey, for heavens sake etc etc. You should be in the barracks doing lessons in basic sewing.

Hope the eye's better. Sight is so precious.

Calico Kate said...

Wow & you have time to blog! Love the knitting things.
Think the cadets should be sewing their own badges on though appreciate it helps you.
CKx