Summoned my courage and started my Koigu Cirque du Sock Wednesday night. I worked my first figure eight toe on US 2 DPNs following Wendy's excellent instructions that I down loaded from Knitty. Wow! My fingers were so clumsy, but I got it done. Could NOT have done it on circs. I switched to circs after four rows. As I write this, I have increased to 24 stitches, 12 on each needle, but because the Koigu is such a fine-gauge yarn, the needles are still awkwardly close together. As a Cirque du Socks participant, I'm committed to using circs, but when I start another pair of toe ups, I'm definitely continuing on DPNs until I have at least 35 or more stitches cast on.
The top picture is of the first four rows. The second is of the toe forming.
Mermaid is resting tonight.