After the short row toes I posted, I did another inch and a half on the foot. I then tried it on my foot. It was way too big. My brother's foot is wider than mine, but not that much, so I frogged them and started over with fewer stitches.
This time, instead of short row toes, I decided to try the magic cast on I found at knitty.com. I knit what seemed like forever (size 15 shoes, remember) and did short row heels. Here's a picture right after I finished the heels.
I've done a couple more inches since then. Here's a picture taken this morning.
Meanwhile, I was too eager to start the next pair of socks to wait. I'm doing these for a sock knit-a-long. This pair will be for me. I'm making the Monkey socks by Cookie A. Here's the yarn I chose.
The pattern as written will give you an 8 inch circumference. That would be too narrow for my foot, so I thought I'd do an additional pattern repeat. That's 16 extra stitches, which would then make them too wide, so I went down a needle size. Hopefully this is the right combination to make them fit me. I cast on and did a little over an inch on them.
Now it's back to working on my brother's socks.