I never liked making toe-up socks until I knitted this pair of socks. I'd rather decrease than increase, and don't like short-row toes and heels. I found that Cat's methods overcame both of these objections. I really enjoyed making this pair of socks, and I now have a second pair on the needles.
These are made with Sheep Shop Sheep #3, a wool and silk blend. I used 3.25 mm needles, at a gauge of 7 stitches per inch, and found that I'd prefer a more dense sock. I'm using the same numbers on a 2.75 mm needle the second time, getting 7.5 stitches per inch, and I'm much happier with the result.
Yes, there's really a pair, but one sock is at my LYS and unavailable for a portrait.