I know I said I would talk about my sweater progress, but slogging through sleeves is no fun to knit - or talk about - so just know that I'm slogging through sleeves on the Acer Cardigan. That said, and because sleeves are no fun, I took a small break every now and again.
A small break means knitting socks. I finished a pair of socks:
Plain vanilla socks with watermelon yarn by Abi Grasso (KnitPurlGurl on Etsy), Needles: US #1 Addi Sock Rockets and I used the Fish Lips Kiss heel (US $1 on Ravelry) which is easy as pie (the second time around). There is a wait list for the yarn, but it's worth it.
Then, keeping a promise to Cynthia (if she made her husband a pair of socks, I would too), I knit these socks for him:
Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander from Interweave Knits 25 Favorite Socks. Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in cloud jungle, Needles: US #1 and US #2. This pattern is easy, fast and attractive. I've made them before and I'll probably make them again.
And then, because you can't have a trifecta without having at least three of something, I cast on yet another pair of socks:
I'm keeping with the 'can't wait until Summer' theme and using all of my bright colors. Of course, the Patons Stretch Socks (multi) yarn was loud and wild (not that I mind much), but the yarn is also thinner than I prefer, so I had to add a solid. If you know me at all, you know that loud colors (and sometimes scary loud) don't scare me.
In personal news, my glasses are being held together with a band aid because both Krazy Glue and Gorilla Glue didn't work. I look more like a geek than usual and I can only wear the glasses in the house. In case you didn't know:
Tomorrow I go for my eye exam which is just in time because the glasses weren't working anyway. The glasses broke about a week or so ago and I couldn't get to the eye doctor because every appointment was during a snow storm. So, tomorrow I'll go and get two pair of glasses - one for public wearing and the other for sleeping.
Yes, I fall asleep with my glasses on - and sometimes even wake up with them still on. Do they make rubber frames? That's what I need. How geeky would that be?