Here are some socks I've been working on.
This is only my third attempt at magic loop. I tried starting a pair toe-up but was having problems so I frogged them, and started these cuff down.
These socks started out pretty good. I have a generic cuff down pattern and just did 2x2 ribbing for the cuff. Unfortunately I left the pattern at knit night several weeks ago, and through one thing and another haven't been able to get it back yet. I've totally winged it for the heel & gusset. In the process of turning the heel though, I got the feet all turned around on the needles. I can't describe it and unfortunately didn't take a picture. It wasn't a huge problem, but I had to pay a lot attention to where I was doing the gusset decreases.... and I totally lost which ones were supposed to be SSKs and which ones were supposed to be K2tog. Oh well, I just did K2togs and called it good.
Ultimately I was able to make it to knit night and M. helped me get them all straightened out. We put them on two circulars and then I just needed to knit them back onto the magic loop. Things were going well, until I started talking. Somehow I managed to get the loop into a figure eight - completely in a knot. It's a specialty of mine - I call it the black-magic loop. Ah well, I threw caution to the wind and pulled the entire sock off the needles & put it back on the right way. I didn't even drop any stitches!
So they're back on the needles, all the stitches are where they're supposed to be (more or less), the gusset is done, and it won't be long until I get to the toes. In fact... aren't you supposed to start those 2 inches ahead of time? I might actually need to start those now.
One of these days I'm going to make a normal pair of socks!!