I can post this now, because my friend M. has received her birthday present.
I learned how to knit toe-up socks! The pattern is Oktoberfest, knit on US1 DPNs. I did fewer leg repeats than the pattern calls for because I was running out of yarn. Next time I might go up a needle size for the ribbing--it is a little bit inflexible. It is fine once the sock is on, but it is hard to get the sock on.
I like this pattern because it is a visual joke, but not so novelty that they are not practical to wear.
Happy Brithday, M.!