First, I finished a baby sock and cast on the mate. It's so cute!
Yarn: leftover scraps of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Child's Play
Pattern: Baby Socks
Needles: size 1 Knitpicks classic circulars
Then, I finally found the pattern I want to use for my Sockapalooza socks, which fits my criteria (sport weight, cuff down, short row heels). It's Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' "Priscilla's Dream Socks" from my new Favorite Socks book.
I've made pretty good progress so far:
(the color on this yarn is absolutely beautiful- deep jewel tones in violet, green and blue)