Ta da! It's a foot. Accompanied by my clingy but well-behaved knitting partner, Winnie.
This is my second pair of socks and the first toe-up pair I've done. I'm using Wendy Johnson's pattern, with the help of her short row toe tutorial from Knitty. The Knitty piece was also helpful when working the heel as that's also short-rowed in this pattern.
I'm using Mission Falls 1824 wool on US4s at 5 1/2 sts to the inch. I've ribbed the top of the foot and am ready to start ribbing the leg. This is the style and weight my spousal-equivalent likes in his socks.
I'm not sure I got all of the wraps and turns done and picked up correctly in the heel.I had some trouble seeing and picking up the double wraps. Used a crochet hook most of the time to get the wraps onto the needle.
When I was done with the heel I ended up picking up 3 stitches on each side in the gap as I started back around the whole foot. I did one repeat of K2tog on each round as I did Grumperina's two inch trick of knitting a bit more plain stockinette to make the heel look tall enough. Made kind of a mini-gusset. Still, I have one small hole.
I got the measurements figured out for my cardigan, but I'm concentrating on the socks for my knitting time. I'm taking a class at So Much Yarn starting this Sunday. It's 2 socks at once, toe-up, on Magic loop. I think it will help to have a bit more basic sock experience going into that.