I have tried out a new technique (at least new for me!) for sock knitting. My friend, Thora Lee, sock knitter extraordinaire, wrote these instructions and coached me. They actually are started in the middle of the sock with a provisional cast-on, proceeding towards the toe, then back to the cast-on and up the leg. Sounds weird, I know! The idea is to overcome the difficulty of not knowing how long to make the leg and still have enough yarn left to complete the toe in the usual top-down style I make. The pair above is for my mom, and I am now on the leg section of sock #2, so coming down the home stretch. This is a rather inexpensive yarn, called Paton's Kroy Socks. Thora Lee teaches at Amazing Threads and Shepherd's Choice, so you might see these socks on the class lists there. I am leaving soon for a vacation so am planning what yarns to take!