Yarn: Socks That Rock mediumweight (100% superwash merino), colorway Bella Coola/Nuxalk, one skein
Needles: one 32" US 1 (2.5 mm) Knit Picks circular, worked magic loop
Started/Completed: January 30/February 10
These were my first foray into the world of Cat Bordhi -- a journey that I found to be highly entertaining. These socks weren't hard to knit, so to speak, but they were challenging in that they are not constructed in the "normal" sock way and thus require a fair amount of attention. They are started at the toe with only a small number of stitches, which are increased in a spiral to create a rounded toe. The arch expansion (which is done instead of gusset increases) is achieved through the wavy lace pattern on the instep.
The cuff of the sock is worked in a predominantly garter stitch pattern. It has no negative ease but doesn't seem to fall down (though I've yet to wear these for more than a minute or two).
Here is a close-up shot of the toes. They look very interesting, but at the moment they feel a little funny. I have a feeling a nice soak and block will smooth them out.
The Mister is out of town again for a few days this week, and I plan on using the time alone to work through as much of the stash as possible (especially because a good portion of the stash will soon be going to live at my parents'). First on the agenda this evening is to do a little embroidery on the last of the three BSJs and then block them all, because I heard from my mother-in-law earlier in the evening that the triplets have been born!