Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, I've been having a good time.
The tube sock continues and I have about 5 inches until I finish the second sock. I have my little scale on the table next to me, I have been weighing the ball of wool and I still seem to have lots of sock yarn left. I'll post a photo when I have the tube complete, I am a little nervous about the heels but I'm also looking forward to the challenge.
I was thinking of using up my left over sock yarns making socks for children. I figure I could give them all away and if I knit them as a tube it will give me lots of options. Lots of knitting without having to pay too much attention.