Looking for toe-up sock pattern

i have a skein of lion brand magic stripes. i want to knit some socks out of it, but the pattern specifically for that yarn is top-down. i was hoping to try toe-up (it just seems like it would be easier). have any of you found a toe-up pattern that works really well with magic stripes?

There are several out on Knitty. such as this: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTwiddershins.html

or silver has a new toe up sock tutorial. i think that one uses 2 circs too, doesn’t it?

There’s a great pattern by one of our KH’ers… http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/Wyvern/index.html

I’m trying it for the first time, and it links to the Knitty tutorial on short row toes