We had a great time at the lake. The weather was sunny and warm. Everything was budding and blooming. The frogs greeted us when we arrived at midnight.
I bought a new toy before leaving. It allowed me to start my forecast socks on the trip up Friday night. It worked very well clipped onto my shirt (and the strap of a certain undergarment known for providing support). The neck is extremely flexible and I was able to direct the light exactly where I wanted it to be. The light quality is bright but not at all accurate color-wise. Still, being able to knit during 3.5 hours of driving was great.
Currently, my sock looks like this. I am working a basic feather and fan pattern with an eyelet band to accentuate the wave. The color transitions look good. I like the wider stripes; I am glad I only split the roving into fourths.
Below is the first version, now frogged. The needle size was too small making the fabric stiff. I also miscalculated the pattern repeat. The double bumps (at the decreases) looks weird. I also decide to change the double decrease from slip 2 knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over to slip 1 knitwise, knit 2, pass slipped stitch over to remove the ridge. The ridge made it look more like a chevron instead of a wave.