Sock number one is finished!
No second sock syndrome for me, I cast on for the second sock immediately.
My cherie amour has lost 8 inches since I re-cast on. It’s now a comfortable 40 inches circumference at the hips which won’t swim on me. I’m not going to model this one so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
My row guage is off as well as my stitch. It’s just as well really because I’d done about 10 extra rows before I realised. Lukcily it was only a little over the 8 inches specified before starting the waist ribbing. It’s nice working with normal-size needles (5mm) after the huge 8mm ones. I’m going to be checking guage again soon because I’m counting on it fitting closely there to stop it being baggy.