By the way, the pibgorn was a big hit at the concert and got a laugh out of the music professors in the back row.
I am about half done with my Pomatomi.
The foot of this pattern requires more concentration than I was good for this week. The leg is easier. On the leg you knit a bunch of rows that start with a yarn over, and then follow that with a bunch of rows that start with SSK. This is easy to remember, and the rest of the pattern is mainly just knitting the knits, purling the purls, and keeping the curved lines going.
I, of course, started with the hard part. Cookie apparently decided that it would look unbalanced to have that row of yarn-overs going up one side of the foot and not the other,
so she includes a modified version of the chart that provides a more solid and symmetrical edge for the foot.
I found this part of the chart confusing when I knitted my mom's Pomatomi, so I ignored it. Her socks have that line of holes down one side. This time I followed the chart, in the same half-baked way that I glance at the instructions for DVD players and toasters. I still don't know how to use the "Frozen" feature on my toaster; and I had to pick out the same four rows of these sock feet about three times before I was forced to admit I better actually pull out the chart and look at it.
The leg will be easier. I'm in the home stretch.