I had to take my sewing machine in to the repair shop a few days ago because the light bulb was flickering, and the presser foot wouldn't stay up. I thought it was probably time to get it serviced as well--you know, the cleaning and servicing you're supposed to get every year. I knew it had been awhile but only a couple years, I thought.
I got a couple pairs of socks finished in April as well. For the first time since I learned how to knit socks, I deviated from my basic pattern and ribbed the entire leg on the blue pair. I liked the way that looked, so I ribbed the leg and the instep on the yellow pair too. I really like how the ribbed leg fits. I haven't started on the knee socks for my sister-in-law yet, but I think I might use that ribbing on hers too.
The blue ones are made from yarn by Regia, and the yellow ones are Opal. First time I've ever used Opal, and it was lovely to knit with--softest yarn I've used for socks so far. These are my two new favorite pairs of socks.
At this late date, I know I won't finish a quilt in May. I may not finish a pair of socks either, but I'm pretty close to the end of a pair, so maybe.