Thanks! Do I recall correctly that you made a pair? It seems really not so bright now but I worked them mirror image from the beginning. Why? Because someone else was doing it that way.
I think I now have an intuitive understanding of how this pattern works and will be able to modify it as I please. I plan to start another pair soon. This time I want to try a provisional cast on then Kitchener the toe shut; I think that will be more to my liking. And to think I do toe up in part to avoid Kitchenering toes. lol My grandgirl wants a pair and she'll need a wider sock so that means more stitches and adjusting as needed for heel, mini gusset, short rows.