Showing posts from April, 2011

The Eye Has it...

I went to get an eye exam last week.  My opthamologist asked me to return to his office for an OCT test (Optical Coherence Tomography) and a visual field test.  I'd never had an OCT and hadn't had a visual field test since 2007 when I'd noticed a blind spot in my right eye while trying to read in bed at night.  According to my doctor, what he can see of the optic nerve looks good.  However, I've developed a different blind spot, this time in my left eye.  I hadn't even noticed, possibly because it's in the upper left area in my peripheral vision, not the lower where I'd notice reading or driving. The one that troubled me four years ago seems to be gone.

Now, the optic nerve connects to the eye and runs to the brain.  That's apparently where the real problem lies.  It's similar to my ms related hearing problems.  There's actually nothing wrong with the equipment - the problem is with the wiring as it runs into the brain.  I can hear and see perf…

Baby Hats (from Itty Bitty Hats)

A second Marley hat finished in shades of pink...Knitpicks "Flamingo", "Pomegranate", "Peony", "Ivory" and discontinued "Lawn" which I had originally used for a baby sweater.  I stuffed the hat with tissue paper so it would stand alone but it will be slouchy the way it should be.  The Knitpicks "Comfy" cotton and acrylic blend was very soft, a little splitty, but really nice for a hat for a newborn.

I was originally going to make Susan B. Anderson's Rosebud hat but decided the pinks I had left from the Marley hat didn't work well with the ivory.  I knitted a flower in finger weight yarn in "Lilac" with "Lawn" for the leaves.  The violet and leaf pattern were free on Ravelry and designed by Paulette Lane.