I've recently been dealing with a nerve problem that has made my left foot perpetually numb, so I decided that I deserved a special sock to keep it warm. I chose this pattern from Knitty for a toe-up sock, something I've never tried before. I completed the toe last night and was very pleased with how much nicer it is than the bound-off versions that most top-down patterns offer. The heel is shaped in exactly the same way as the toe, and there is apparently no gusset, which I guess makes this a sort of tube sock. I'll see when I get to the leg section.
Anyway, after that extraneous background story, my real question is whether any of you sock knitting guys know of a website where I can read about different sock styles and techniques. I'm not interested in patterns so much as understanding the different ways that people have developed for constructing knitted foot coverings. I'm also interested in hearing your comments about different sock techniques that you have tried.
Thanks in advance for your help. I already have too many sweaters, vests and hats, so now I'm getting inspired to create too many socks. :-)