The first My Bloody Valentine sock is finished. This sock began as the Saccharine sock, but it was apparent when the red gashes, er, outré cerise idiosyncrasies appeared that that name was no longer appropriate. Ashley suggested Valentine's Day Massacre socks, which is absolutely brilliant, but in the end I named them My Bloody Valentine socks, because, well, who doesn't like a little post-punk in their socks (and ears!) now and again?
On another note, I'm intrigued by this short-row toe. Most people, as I have discovered, do a short-row toe if they are doing toe-up socks. However, Adrian's Simple Socks are top down socks, with a short-row heel and a short-row toe. She suggests binding off the toe with a zig zag bind off, as, like me, and many people, I suspect, she finds the Kitchner bind off super-annoying and hard to remember. The zig zag bind off is easy, but the resulting stitches are raised. Despite my initial "Huh? This can't be right, OR comfortable," I like the zig zag. It adds a bit of character. I don't think I'll do it on all of my socks, but I like it enough on these to leave it.
Happy My Bloody Valentine's Day Massacre, everyone!