For those of you who are scratching your head as to what the hey is presbyopia, it is a fancy term to describe why old people have to wear reading glasses, bifocals, etc. In my case, I have been in bifocals since I was in my twenties. I am currently in trifocals, have been so since I was 40. Yes, they are the old-fashioned lined kind. I tried the no-line, and I just was always frustrated with having to move my head to find the "sweet spot" to look through. And as I have elected to not cover my white hair, it doesn't seem to make sense to hide the fact that I need the trifocals.
So why am I talking about this? While I was quilting the last two squares of New York Beauty arches of Circle of Life, I realized that my vision could be just a bit better. So I pulled out a pair of reading glasses and voila! crisp clear vision, as long as I didn't look up!
This afternoon I start my classes to learn how to knit socks on circular needles. I have NEVER knitted a sock in my life (sweaters, hats, mittens, booties, afghans, no socks) so this will be an interesting enterprise. As the class fee (for 3 classes) is $60, plus yarn and needles, this will be the most expensive pair of socks I will own.