Let us review the good and the bad, shall we?
The good: fun knitting with awesome yarns on a beautiful pattern.
The bad: gauge kicked my butt. I must confess, that instead of actually checking the size of my needles, I assumed I had the right size. I didn't and so my gauge was off by 1/2 a stitch. The result was snug even on Alex. This project is no more.
The good: stripes going across the sock. I love the way they look!
The bad: ladders going up and down the sock. (As always, click on the picture to see it bigger). These occur at the join between the needles. The common cure is to pull the first stitch snug. I believe that I am tugging too firmly. Hopefully it will come out in the wash.
The good: getting the garden planted.
The bad: sore muscles.
The worst: tummy troubles!
Thank goodness it's a long weekend, because I need another day to recuperate.