I finished my first pair of toe-up socks last week, but never got the chance to photograph them or block them until today. I like the way they turned out-the colorway is very nice and the yarn was wonderful to work with. In the future I would not do the heavyweight; I don't really require heavy weight socks for myself.
The only thing I don't like about them is the cast off. I did a loose bind off, but they are still a little on the tight side. It's a good thing I didn't make them any higher or they wouldn't have gone over my calves.
Thanks for all the kind words about my stepdad. He has been progressing wonderfully. They removed 16 of his 18 IV's, his chest tubes, his fleur-evac, and most importantly the pacer. His heart is beating properly on it's own. He is spending time sitting up in a chair, and has been able to feed himself. Tomorrow they are looking to step him down to a regular room. I visited him with the kids this afternoon and he looks tired but so much stronger. He just needs to sleep. And sleep some more.