Yep, I got new glasses. Bifocals again, but this time I skipped the whole progressive mess (heh. Remember that?) and got regular bifocals with lines. Because seriously, am I worried that the lines will make me look old? I’ve got gray hair (and no intention of dyeing it). I’ve got wrinkles. I look my age. I’m alright with that. There’s no shame in being 44.
And what’s really cool: I can see! I can walk down the street and see things clearly, even things off to the side, without having to turn my head constantly. And I can knit and the stitches are in focus. Even when I’m knitting socks on size US1 needles. And what’s really radical? I can see the date on my watch. Without squinting. It’s amazing!
And I see something else now too, which has nothing to do with having new glasses, but hey, it’s a segue. I see that I really don’t feel like making jewelry. Not my thing. I’m addicted to working with fiber (love it! dream of it!), but jewelry? Meh. I don’t even really wear jewelry anymore, except for earrings (really simple earrings) that I just leave in all the time. I can’t be bothered to change them. So I’m just not a jewelry person.
And I realized I don’t have to make jewelry if I don’t want to. I bought a whole bunch of gemstone beads, silver findings, silver metal clay, tools and equipment last summer when it seemed like a good idea. Now? It’s just a bunch of stuff taking up space in my studio saying, “what were you thinking?” It’s time to say goodbye to it, sell it to someone who will use it and enjoy it, and use the money to buy more base yarns.