I finally finished these toe up socks and am so pleased with how they turned out. The pattern is Hermoine's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. It is a free pattern on Revelry, and I highly recommend them if you're ready to branch out from a plain (vanilla) sock pattern to something with a little texture.
I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn in the Copper Penney colorway, and now I am ready, like so many others, to start hoarding skeins of this stuff by the barrel. It is divine to the hand, wonderful to knit with, and the saturation of colors are consistent throughout the whole skein. I have a skein of it in Tart and Faded Blue Jeans, and am looking forward to working with those soon.
To make the Hermoine's Everyday socks I did Magic Loop method with 1 size 0 circular needle, 40 in. length. I actually knit 2 socks on 2 of these needles so that I would be finished with both pairs at about the same time. This worked well for me with my first pair, so I stuck with the method and it worked brilliantly again. The pattern is a simple 4 row repeat of knit and purl stitches. I only did the pattern repeat on the top of the foot and then around the whole leg until I got to the 1 x 1 rib for the cuff.
Next up in my knitting is the Who? Hat by Sara Amoroso.