Spicy's FAL Q1 socks are done.
This pattern has unusually detailed instructions but they aren't hard to follow. The pattern was fun to knit, but if i had a do-over, i would have knit both socks at the same time b/c it's easy to get off by a row or two and end up with socks that aren't exactly the same.
The way the cables meet at the heel looks very attractive but i have my doubts that it will wear well. i'll just have to wait and see on that one.
The one thing that really bummed me out is that i ran out of yarn on the second sock with about 1.5" of cuff to go. i finished them with some of my indigo-dyed valley yarns franklin but the color/texture match wasn't that close. at least it's at the top of the socks and not noticeable when worn with pants. i should have known better b/c i only had 400-ish yards and the cable-rib pattern consumes yarn. just be warned if you use a similar combo that you might have to make the cuffs shorter than crew length and/or get another skein of yarn.
I've been hoarding my Bugga since I bought it in 2009 (gulp) so it feels good to use it. i still have 3 more skeins in the stash and maybe i will even get around to knitting with them this year.