Golf first. To begin with, I don't normally golf. Someone at work decided it woud be a good team building exercise for our new team. Good news... golf was fun, I didn't hurt myself or anyone else. turns out there are only two guys that are good. a couple that can whack really far. a couple really bad ones and two of us that tended to take the "not as far but it's straight down the green" approach. (Thank you to good friend for telling me to work on accuracy and not distance) Once I found a set of three clubs I was comfortable with, those are what I stuck with (one for teeing off, one for the fairway and then the putter) We actually used my ball several times because it tended not to end up in the water or the trees. My goal was pretty much to have the ball go generally where I was aiming and not embarrass myself in the process. At this I feel successful.
Slightly sunburnt where I didn't quite reach the sunblock spray. got color elsewhere but it doesn't look/feel like a burn yet in most places. We'll see tonight.
Drank a ton. 4 propels and 3 water refills of an empty propel bottle. Feeling that a bit now.
Ok on to the sock. Thanks to everyone for helpful hints. Definitely going to follow that heel stitch!!
(1) Not a pizza box,just cardboard. Over time I've discovered that cardboard doesn't bounce the flash back at me or cause the camera to focus on some piece of junk in the background. So several pictures of knitting or castle (I'll have to post castle here at some point) will be on cardboard.
(2) Yarn is Mandarin Petit by SandnesGarn from Norway (http://www.sandnesgarn.no/)
(3) Suggested gauge is 27 stitches to 10cm on size 3 (I don't know if that's US or not)
(4) My expected gauge was 9.3st/in. Now important thing that I just remembered earlier today, my geeky thing and first several rounds were done on bamboo needles. So the 84 stitches I cast on were probably close to the 9 inches which leads to...
(5) When I switched to aluminum because the bamboo had too much drag, gauge moved very slightly to 8.8st/in. Causing the sock to be 9.5 inches. Just enough to be baggy. Plus I probably could have adjusted my sock to be just a tad snugger anyway.
Interestingly my ankle and foot are really close to the same size. Assuming I had been stitching the right size, I would only have decreased another 2 stitches.
Hopefully will have Charmed Knits tomorrow. Oh and if you have "The Knitting Answer Book" by Margaret Radcliffe there is a better explanation of the provincial cast on (she also calls it the crocheted cast on). I'll look later and see if I can find a good online reference.
Doing this from blackberry so no pictures today. Also if this posts funky, that's probably why.