Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I'm Old... and more Knitting

So, I took my oldest son to the DMV last week to get take his written permit test (don't ask)... and while I was there I discovered that I am no longer able to pass their vision test without my glasses on.

Actually, I think it's time for a new prescription because mine are starting to give me a headache. This time I want to get a pair Kawasaki 704s... otherwise known as the Sarah Palin glasses. Not because I'm a fan... but because I love rimless glasses and I'm just that much of a dork.

I generally only wear my glasses when I'm reading or knitting (or driving or on the computer too much), so I usually leave them in my knitting basket. If I'm lucky. If I'm not then I leave them wherever I happen to take them off which then results in much searching the next time I want to see something.

However, I made a terrible mistake the other day and wore them into the bathroom where I saw myself in the mirror. I did not look like I thought I looked. For starters, my complexion is not quite as smooth as I thought and my eyebrows needed to be plucked. But even worse... much worse... were the stray hairs growing where I didn't know I had hairs growing. I mean, sure I remember plucking a stray hair off my chin at one point some time ago. But I did not know that more had joined it and were taking up residence.

I feel old.

On a lighter note, I started a new sweater. The pattern is Baby Cables and Big Ones Too (Ravelry link) and I'm using Rowan Calmer. I'm hoping that a cotton sweater will get more wear than my wool ones do. The sweater is knit from the top down in the round and is fun, fun, fun so far.

Vanishing Cables

Vanishing Cables
But now I must take a break for a wee bit of Christmas knitting (which, truth be told, I'm doing mainly to justify buying some yarn).
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
Go Longhorns!


Maria said...

Glad you're back. I missed you! I got bifocals about six months ago and I love them. Age is just a number! And those day they're not there and the next day they are.

Dawn said...

I feel your plucking pain!! I don't know why they are there, but I wish they would go away!!

If it weren't for this body and it's new issues, I wouldn't believe I'm almost 45! UGH!!

Yarnhog said...

The eyebrow revelation nearly did me in!

My magnifying mirror is my best friend.

5elementknitr said...

Feel lucky - I've had to wear glasses to see ANYthing since I was 13.

Love that sweater!

Becky said...

Oooh, I love that Longhorns yarn. Totally bites about the championship game. I'm still mad.

mom said...

Well, join the crowd of aging women out there, my friend. I've recently noticed how many more stray grays there are in my head of hair - yikes! My daughter keeps wanting to highlight my hair...maybe I should start considering it...

Tammy ~@~

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Because of your sweater I just bought the pattern it will be my first try at knitting a sweater fear of it being wrong size has stopped me in the past from trying to knit one.Is it good for first time sweater knitters?
I have the same skin and unwanted hair issues(((((Hugs))))Darcy

Angelika said...

Don't worry about that getting-old-thing. You can't avoid it. I have glasses since 7th grade and now I have contacts, so there is no escaping the "fine lines" in the mirror and all the other stuff you can see, if you want to or not. As long as we age with dignity and don't try to dress like a overgrown teeny bopper, we're all right.

Stefaneener said...

One of my worst getting-old concerns is being at the mercy of a home health care aide for getting those chin hairs plucked. Aaaagh.

Hang in there.