Wednesday, April 30, 2008

¡Los Monos Locos! and the Spanish Google

Last night I spent a lot of time fretting about the house. It's been in general disarray since I hosted Sandi's shower. Having decided to put the house on the market has made me realize that the hubs and I have a lot of stuff to do before we can put the house on the market. Everything has come to a head this week - painters, window repair peeps, wood refinishers. The big deal was that the painters were arriving this morning (to paint a few vital rooms) and we were not ready for them in the slightest. So I kicked it in to high gear moving, tidying and wishing I never owned things. ANY thing. After the whirlwind I decided to stay up just a bit longer to finish my socks, since they have been on the needles way too long and I only had a few more rows to go. I'm very glad I did because I'm really ready for a new project.

These photos were taken this morning sometime around 1:30am-ish, I think. I shouldn't have been handling a camera. I was waaaay too exhausted. Now that the painters have left and the panic of work has subsided I realized I'm still exhausted. I can feel the pieces of luggage that are dangling beneath my eyeballs without actually touching them. Yes, they've upgraded from bags to luggage (a matching set, even). My legs ache. I can't complete a sentence without a blank stare. I'm beat.


Started: March 11, 2008
Completed: April 29, 2008
Pattern: ¡Los Monos Locos! by Jennifer O'Sullivan
Yarn: Perhaps Today Is A Good Day To Dye
Color: no colourway named but they are ORANGE
Skeins: 1
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1.5 Knitpicks Options
Notes: increased 4 extra stitches in the heel (64 instead of 60 stitches)


The good news is that they are beautiful and the colour is amazing. Unfortunately they're still a little snug when I try and get them over the heels (I added an extra 4 stitch increases - going from 60 to 64). The yarn has zero elasticity so I wonder if that woulda/coulda made a difference. But once on, they fit like a glove... for the feet. Kinda like pants for the head. Which I think most people call a hat. I say it's open to interrpretation.

Ravlery deets here , if you're interested. I hope to post better detail shots of the socks after I get some sleep.

Oh, and the thing about the Spanish Google? It was weird. Somehow my language preference in google got changed to español and every time I'd do a search I'd get most of the page in english but some of the links (like for "maps or "preferences" or the extra stuff at top) would all be in spanish. It was very bizarre and just upsetting enough that it drove me pretty bonkers. Especially since my spanish isn't so good any more. And I think it drove Paul pretty crazy too since I called him like 80 times about it. Well... not really 80. More like five. But each call was the same. "Hey babe, its me. Just wanted to let you know google is still in spanish and I don't know how to fix it." Well, I kinda fixed it. But not really. It seems others on the world wide internets have run into the same problem and that it may take google engineers to help me. Sigh!

BTW - Did you know you can set your language prefs to "Bork! Bork! Bork!," "Hacker" or "Klignon" in google?


Not An Artist said...

Hey! The gorgeous monkeys fit! Hooray! Sorry you didn't make it out for margaritas, they were very tasty. Between the group we managed to order at least one of every flavour too :D

What are you up to tomorrow afternoon?

Betharoopie said...

Woohoo! They look great!!!

And I'm glad I'm not the only one with heel issues - I added 8 rows, and it's SNUG while putting on, but a perfect fit once I get it over my heel. I have a lot of give in the leg and foot, so something tells me it's a combination of the lace on one side and the eye-of-partridge on the other - not a lot of wiggle room in the heel area.

Either that, or we have abnormally thick ankles. ;)

Congrats on finishing on time!!!

Sandi Purl said...

los monos locos look mucho devine!