I finished the first sock! It looks like a regular sock here but...
The magic happens when you can slip on your flip flops without wadding the sock between your toes!
I like to make the leg of the sock the same length as the foot.
What is your default length?
On to sock #2. This sock is knit from about 150 yards of heavy fingering weight yarn on size 2 needles with 52 stitches on the foot and leg.
I spun and dyed this BFL fiber during the Tour de Fleece this summer.
(To get technical, I knit the toe and set it aside on the needles and then knit the toes as usual but only increasing on one side . When I had them the same length to fit the toes, I knit the rounds together but set the first and last stitch of each section on waste yarn to graft last. Too many patterns I found didn't take into account the depth of your foot so there would be a grand gap in this area. I like filling the space up with real stitches and not just remedial work at the end. It is pretty straight forward to knit a thumb for the toe and then to knit the toes without the stitches for a big toe! lol)