Y'all may have seen my tulip sprout over the weekend. We had such gorgeous weather that I just had to go poking under the garden covers to see what else might be popping up. It's way, way early, so I wasn't expecting much, which means that any little greenish thing I saw was cause for great happiness! I spied the bleeding heart sprouting -- makes my own heart skip a beat as that stuff just rockets out of the ground -- there is much excitement ahead, folks. (Go ahead and mock me, I don't care.) Also causing palpitations is the foxglove! I've never been able to keep that stuff alive from year to year -- 'til NOW!
I hadn't got around to washing St. Brigid since the coffee spill over Easter (which really wasn't that bad, I guess) and I even wore it on Saturday -- it was the PERFECT day for a sweater like that. But yesterday, it was bath/blocking time for both Opptuna and St. B. This is the first bath St. B. has ever had a bath and, OMG, was it ever dirty! I filled and emptied the sink, squeezing out dirty water three times! Man, I still love those cables.
The little Opptuna was fun to pin out. I kinda did my own thing while knitting and ended up using every inch of the Silk Garden -- which means I have nothing left for I-cord ties. I even used a different yarn to seam the hood. I'm not sure what I'll end up using -- ribbon or even a big, funky shoelace? I have some shopping to do!
While St. B. soaked yesterday, I ran to Target with my mom and stepdad to consult on new eyeglass frames for him. I am in desperate need of new glasses myself, so they helped me, too. It's always nice to have someone to help because I can't see a thing when choosing for myself. I've been surprised before -- frames look different at 2" away from the mirror (that's how close I have to get to see what they look like when I'm choosing) than they do at a normal viewing distance! We chose some very cute, very different, very expensive frames for me (his weren't bad at all, of course!). I may have to reconsider, but ultra-thin lenses, no-line bifocal, anti-glare coating, and sun clip add up no matter what. I may suck it up this time and just have the lenses re-done and order a new sunclip for my current glasses, even though I'm not particularly happy with how things went at the last place.
Ai was quick to note that the cost of my new glasses (including the $125 package savings) is the same as her prom dress. She'll wear the dress once (this weekend!) and I wear my glasses every single day. I know I shouldn't have a problem with this, but I always do. Can you buy eyeglass frames on ebay?