I did finally finish Nellie's wavy blankie. I'm very happy with how it's turned out. If her birthday wasn't so close I'd keep it myself - it goes perfectly with my couch. Just kidding Nell.
I'm just over halfway with my mother's birthday socks.
Working with these wonderful dark, rich colours has made me realise something ... I'm getting old. Hmm, I've been having a few wakeup calls about this recently.
Both of these projects have been hurting my eyes. I initially thought it was allergies, but when application of appropriate drops did nothing, I dug out my reading glasses (unused since prior to the witchlet's birth) and they have made a difference. The old eyes are wearing out. Even sitting here at the computer, I think I should probably be using them.
I've had reading glasses since I was fifteen. I figured out pretty early that continually using the glasses actually made my eyesite deteriorate as the muscles didn't have to work as hard. I've only really needed them for intense study periods in my past, or when I was studying philosophy and had to read a tonne.
Something else I'm going to have to start carting around in my knitting bag ...