First the finished pair: Whitby Socks, from Knitting On the Road.
Details are on my blog.
My second attempt at toe-up socks went a little better.
This is Knitty's Widdershins pattern, although I changed it to work a K2P1 ribbing right up the leg. I like knitting cuff down, but I wanted to learn a toe-up technique for limited-yarn situations. I wasn't sure how this yarn would knit up, since it's a little heavier than typical sock yarn. That bit to the left is how much is left over from half the skein.
My question: I ended up with small holes at the top of the gusset, where the heel stitches meet up again with the instep when the heel knitting is through and I joined to work in the round again. Should I have picked up stitches in the corners?
I'm going to close it up, and I was planning on picking up a stitch on each side for the next sock, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions or tips.