Thanks for all your encouragement for the sock. I didn't give you anything to compare it to - so you really didn't have an idea of exactly how big the sock was. Think elephant sock. Really.
So I ripped out the first attempt and cast on - this time only 60 sts and it appears to be in the range of just about any human being in my household. Maybe I'll have to go see another movie to catch up to where I was. I know. I'll go see Water for Elephants. That seems appropriate.
Oh well. Easy come. Easy go.