Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Knitting a Gift,Life,Spinning,Wildlife

Dropped my glasses off the top of my head when I stood up to answer the phone and then I stepped on them.

It was bad. There was just no putting those back on. All I could do was wait for Richard to get home from work to drive me over to For Eyes.

A dozen feet away was close enough not to be too fuzzy when a Cooper’s hawk skidded to a stop on the concrete just on the other side of the glass door. It considered me a split second as a finch on its back flailed away wildly trying to right itself (its hard thwack on that window had snatched my attention) and he grabbed it and was off.

The younger employee went, “Wow, you really stepped on them,” and given their age (I’d reused the same lightweight metal frames through several prescription changes–I bought an extra pair eight years ago so I could) she was afraid she would break them; the more experienced middle-aged guy, the one I took a tumble in front of last week, was sure he could do it and she was sure he could if anybody could and handed them over.

At this point I’ve been in there enough times that they were not surprised to see me pull out the knitting project I started today (after I did indeed add a repeat to yesterday’s.)

He was glad to see me back and looking none the worse for that fall and made a point of getting those exactly right. He totally rescued me, and was very pleased to be able to make such a difference. I can see again. I can do things again. I have my life back.

They both adored the picture of Mathias in shades and even asked to see more pictures of the baby, and I thought, I really like you guys…!

(Yarn: two strands of a dusty purple-plum cashmere laceweight, a gift from Sherry in Idaho, and two strands of a brick red merino with a touch of sparkle to it, plied together on my spinning wheel.)

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Looks like he doesn’t want to sign autographs today. LOL! Cutie pie!

Comment by Jody 07.07.17 @ 3:16 am

So glad they were able to fix them. I am so overdue for new glasses. By the end of the day everything is a bit fuzzy and I know it will greatly improve with some new eyewear! I loved the last piece you knit and this one looks to be just as lovely and luxurious. Every day I vow to get into fibber magee’s closet and dig out some nice light weight yarn and start a summer shawl. One of these days I might actually DO it!

Comment by chris 07.07.17 @ 5:38 am

Your life is not a boring one, is it? hihihi

Thank you for sharing this lovely picture of Mathias. Cool as can be. *hug*

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.07.17 @ 6:46 am

Cute kid! The cowl is good,too.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 07.07.17 @ 9:21 am

Mathias is too cool with the shades and the little hat! Yay for getting glasses fixed, too.

Comment by ccr in MA 07.07.17 @ 11:41 am

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