I'm traveling this week and while I haven't had much time for knitting, I'm very happy to have with me a sock-in-progress. I haven't made socks since college, when I made a pair of argyles, so it's a bit of an adventure. I consulted with Jody, whose sock projects I've admired, and she suggested toe up, so I went with that. I found a great article about toes in Knitty written by Wendy Johnson and picked the Figure 8 toe, which I was able to master after a few tries. I'm now about an inch from being ready to turn the heel and plan to use Wendy's sock pattern for that. I'm using Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Colori Socka Color with Size 1 needles and it's fun to see the changes cycle through.