I have a couple of 50g skeins of sock yarn, so wanted to find something I could use that for. At the same time, I was keen on trying some new techniques I've been reading about. I turned to Ravelry's search function and came up with An Anklet a Day.
The pattern was written for knitting on 3 DNP, but I'd found links for magic loop sock knitting, and wanted to give that a try. Fortunately the pattern didn't seem too hard to adapt, so I decided to cast on and just go for it!
Turning the heel was a piece of cake :-) Getting the gusset done a tad more tricky as I had to rearrange the stitches around on the needles. I think I got it sorted though, and it's coming along nicely now. I'm not too sure what I think of the magic loop method. There are definitely benefits to it over DNPs (not as many pointy ends to loose stitches from for one!), but I'm not certain that it's actually faster. And if I ever want to knit anything larger than socks, I'll need larger needles! (I can only find up to 80cm circular in DK - might have to get bigger ones online).
But I can definitely see the advantage to knitting two socks at once! Knowing that even after I finish this one, I have another one to go is a tad daunting... guess my next sock experiment is two at once and/or toe-up. I didn't quite feel up to adapting the pattern that much.
Edit same evening:
I actually managed to finish the first sock during the day. As you can see, it both starts and ends with the yellow. So here's my conundrum... do I knit on, starting the next sock with the next colour (blue), or do I unravel quite a bit of the skein, in order to start the second one with yellow as well? I'd be discarding quite a bit of yarn, which is why I can't make up my mind.