I haven't been doing much knitting for myself lately, but these socks are all mine. I'm knitting the Skew socks on Knitty. The pattern is for size 8.5, which is waaaay too big for me. The pattern calls for 7.75 st/in and I went with 8 st/in for a touch smaller around the foot using a size 1 needle, and did 10 repeats in the foot section instead of the called for 14 which leaves out 3/4 an inch. I love toe up socks because you can try them on as you go. So far, it fits great, and now I'm about to do the heel.