Fred's socks are off to a good start. Can you see the fuzz of the mohair? The sock feels cushiony wonderful. Warm enough for his frozen toe, I'm sure.
I cast on with waste yarn and knit a couple of rounds. Then I knit one round with my secret ingredient for a provisional cast on - dental floss. (See my previous tutorial here) It pulls out easily, leaving live stitches to be picked up. One row of sock knitting and then on to the heel flap.
Once the foot is finished, I will pull out the dental floss, pick up the live stitches and knit the leg up - until I run out of yarn. Can I finish them this weekend? Bets are on.