I decided to knit them toe-up at the same time, and they did seem to fly this way. My only regret is that I wish I would've seen the comment from Jill C. who wrote:
"I learned toe-down and that is still my preference--probably because I have a lot more practice with it and thus the results are always better. When knitting socks for my 2.5yo and almost 5yo I always knit them top down because their little feet grow so quickly and the socks are still in really good shape when they are out grown. SO, I undo the toe and lengthen them as needed. It seems like I always have just a little ball of the yarn I used still hanging around and this is a good way to use it up."
Of course! Why didn't I think of that? That's why I try to keep a few sock knitters in my "circle" ;-)
As for the pattern, I pretty much followed Smelly Socks by Katherine Youngs to a tee. It happened to be the perfect size for Elise's feet, I could not have asked for a better fit.
And does Elise like them? I've caught he taking off her "normal" socks and sneaking in extra wears with her "knitting socks", so I would consider that a success!
As for me- socks are underway. Moving slowly as I have not found much time for knitting this past week, but hopeful to be able to work a little more this weekend.Pin It