I was aiming for a pair of feminine, comfortable, summery socks.
Knit with Cascade Fixation 'multi-effect' yarn, US 2s, picot cast-on, a wee bit of feminine lace and garter to finish the top, and then a simple spiral lace rib of *YO, K2, K2tog, K2*. This is the first time I've used the pattern to knit a stockinette sole, and the socks did torque a bit with the spiral before they were blocked. Post- blocking, no problems. One of the strangest sites I see while zipping through the sky ways in St. Paul are the pigeon prints. I'm always amazed at co-workers who have worked here for years and are utterly surprised when I point them out. They're everywhere, folks.
Don't show Bert, he would be devastated to see these: