I have PICTURES!
Pattern: Effervesce Socks
Yarn: Gala Yarn, Mixed Fibers, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 1 Harmony Needles, super long for magic loop
Modifications: I knit 15 rows of ribbing for a longer cuff. I also added more rows to the heel flap (32 rows total). Don't know if this is exactly a mod, but I was very lazy about the twisted knit stitches. I couldn't be bothered to cable with a cable needle, and cabling without a cable needle often didn't allow for knit stitches to be knit through the back loop. So I didn't. When they were lined up in a neat little line I always twisted them, but on the cables all bets were off.
And there were roughly a billion cable twists.
I'm sure the bubble pattern would be crisper if I had taken more care with the twisted stitches, but I am pleased with the socks as they are. Lazy stitches and all.
Review: I love these socks. Nothing else to says. My love for Gala yarn is already well documented. As is my love for Harmony Needles. My socks are lovely, so now I will just show off some more pictures of my socks.
I will mention that I knit the smallest size for my size 9 feet and they fit perfectly. Something to think about if you decide to knit a pair.
My quest for buttons continues. While I wait I have cast on for a scarf/wrap.
No buttons required.