So my thumbs have been bothering me for a couple of weeks. The result of weather, repetitive motion, aging, etc. so I haven't been knitting as much...but I haven't quit completelly. My results in the same Same 5 day span using the same yarn, same stitch count,same knitter (me), the difference in gauge to put it mildly..huge. I will be ripping out the new sock until I can get comparable gauge.