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The Parrots Continue

This project is really addictive.  The leaves are getting easier and the acorns… don’t get me started on the acorns.  Those are so much fun, I couldn’t put this down until 1 am last night.  I absolutely love the french knots.

Mellerstain Parrots 7-2-10

Mellerstain Parrots 7-2-10

Mellerstain Parrots 7-2-10

Now let me tell you about my MagEyes.  These are the. Best. Invention. Ever.  Yes, I know not stylish and the band is a bit loose on my head, so I wear it like a head band.  But – What it lacks in style it makes up for in usefulness.  OMG!  This thing is incredible.  I don’t know if I will stitch without it again.  I was able to go so much faster not having to guess where the stitch goes.  I was able to see it so much clearer and I just have the low setting in.  I have fairly decent vision, but my eyes would get tired focusing and squinting… last night my eyes did not get tired.  The best part is you can look up and then refocus quickly when you look down.  It’s so much smoother than my little clip-on lenses I was trying — and so much more comfortable.

MagEyes Must Have

I knew I needed something, so I did my research on these and by the rave reviews I knew these were the ones I wanted to try.  I went to Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Jo-Anns and they weren’t stocked anywhere, they had the other brand but these got the good reviews, so I ordered them from a vendor on Amazon and they were worth the few days wait.   They had two choices – I picked the regular view, but they have higher magnify lenses if you need it.

 

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  • Hrm….I might have to get those for the next time I’m working with a really dark colored yarn. I always have the hardest time seeing the stitches.

    Love how the parrot is coming along!

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. melanie 05 July - 2010

      You have me so, so tempted…. yours is coming out great, and I do love the acorns!

    2. Bubblesknits 03 July - 2010

      Hrm….I might have to get those for the next time I’m working with a really dark colored yarn. I always have the hardest time seeing the stitches.

      Love how the parrot is coming along!

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