This will be brief because this is how my head feels right now (warning, link has sound). This really is one of the worst headaches of my life and I've had it for the last seven hours. But even my head being squeezed in an imaginary vice with flames can't lessen my excitement over my progress on the First Hand Knit Sock Ever.
I just finished turning the heel on the plane ride down to Florida and it really was as exciting as everyone said it would be. I read the directions a dozen times and kept thinking, "um, ok, if you say so, but that doesn't sound like it's going to make anything other than a giant mess." And then next thing you know I had a heel! And then it joined back up with the rest of the sock and it started to turn into a foot! Holy crap, I'm making a sock and it's awesome!
I highly encourage all knitters to make socks. It's not very hard and that heel part really is pretty magical. It was all I could do to contain my excitement on the plane. Now just to finish sock #1 and get crackin' on its mate.
In other news, I saw giant killer whales this afternoon but you'll have to wait for pictures of that because I forgot my compact flash reader. But that was pretty kick ass. Not "oh my god, I'm actually turning a tube into a piece of clothing" kind of cool, but very cool all the same.