Here are my "practice" heels. The top section with the yarn in strands is my "set up bonnet" that I used to get started knitting on the sock machine and is continually reused. I left mine on for the photo and will cut the blue scarp yarn so that I will be able to reuse it again.
My 1st successful sock! Once again, I used another set up bonnet that I had previously knitted on the machine (practicing until I had a good one). As you can see from the numbers on my set up bonnet, I'm using my sock machine cylinder with 72 needles. I knitted a sock with a "hung hem", which is a folded over top edge (next to the blue on the left). I still have to hand stitch the toe together, but will be studying a video on You Tube before I attempt that yet. Eventually, I will also be knitting ribbed socks, but I need more instruction on using my ribber before I begin one.
Here is my 2nd sock of the pair (obviously the photo was taken with different lighting). I was doing fine until knitting the toe when the yarn broke. Why? I have no idea, but know I couldn't use it after that, thus it came off the machine. Today is another day, eh? ;)