Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quill Socks, eyes back to normal (mostly)

I finally managed to get myself, the socks, and the camera outside at the same time.

I'm loving them so far! I'm doing them two-at-once with the magic loop method, which is my preferred way to amke socks. I'm going to attempt a heel flap on this sock, whcih will be something new for me since I've only done heel flaps top-down.

I'm really enjoying these so far. I took them with me to the doctor yesterday they kept me occupied in the waiting room.

Speaking of the doctor, the $80 eye drops have done their job! I'm not longer crusty and red in the eyes, thank goodness!! It was hurting to blink. The diagnosis was allergic conjunctivitis, which is non-contagious pink eye. The bad part is that I'm still wearing my glasses. I never wear my glasses. I hate glasses. Not only are they always dirty, but I just flat-out don't see as well. I use my peripheral vision a LOT, and I'm usually turning my eyes instead of my head to glance sideways, and with glasses I can't see well if I'm not looking straight forward. Sigh.

Thank you so much Opal, Penny, Kay, Taueret, Diane, Romi, N. Maria, and Dawn for your comments and suggestions! It really helps to know that others have gone through this and found solutions.


Romi said...

I love the socks!

Hope the allergies go away *soon*!!!

Opal said...

Beautiful socks! I'm glad to hear that those eye drops are doing the trick. But I hope you find a solution to the allergy situation quickly.

Diane said...

$80.00 eye drops? Sounds like we both have the same insurance.

Pretty socks!

Rebecca said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! The socks look lovely, what yarn are you using?

Penny said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Are you using the Widdershins pattern from Knitty for your socks? I'm working on my second pair (in a row!), and really liked the heel flap. Of course, that was my first time for a toe-up heel flap, so I have no basis for comparison ;)

Emma said...

You so need to come to Brookside Knits! Everyone wants to learn Magic Loop, but we need someone to teach us!

Taueret said...

so glad you are feeling better. Eyes and hands are fairly essential for our fun, yes? Injury to either just freaks me right out!