Also known as I should have known better.
Mainly a short post about the consequences of blindly following a pattern without really thinking about your own reality. If you know, for a fact, what size needles and how many stitches you need to cast on for a pair of socks that fit you, why wouldn't you at least think about those facts when following a new pattern? Besides, when following said pattern with the needles and getting darn close to gauge, that sock felt like it was bulletproof.
I've ripped it out, but as it's for the Ravelympics, I thought long and hard about ripping. (Ok, I thought for about a total of a minute, while taking a break to rub Chubby's tummy and let him bite my hand.)
I'll cast on again tomorrow. I don't think I'm going to have a pair of socks for this week's drawing in SOS 2008. Such is life.
I must mention a food related item here. I ordered okra from my CSA this week, and I wasn't sure how I was going to cook it. I decided on roasting since it's much less messy that frying, as well as being healthier. I found some directions that I mostly followed and roasted it up. It was delicious. 500 degrees for about 15 minutes. Spray with olive oil, toss with some salt and pepper, and let it roast. Quite yummy.
Off to snooze. We're planning to start walking/jogging tomorrow. Let's face it, it's gonna be awhile before I'm jogging. I think I've got too much mass to put that sort of impact on my knees.