Last night, I cast on both of what I am going to call the Barter Socks, since these will be the first socks knitted as a barter fulfillment. On the other end, I received a really nice footboard resonator for doing the French-Canadian foot thing (ticky-tack, ticky-tack) with my feet while I fiddle. In return, he gets a pair of socks.
They are going to be based on the Drunken Master Ribbing socks, except that I am adding a variation. The slant will go in opposing directions for the left and right socks. Who knows what kinds of inspirations I will get for the heel, foot, and toe?
I will take a picture once the drunkenness of the pattern becomes a bit more clear.