I did the wedge toe, with the kfbs (previously I used M1 which…eh…did not look so good) as per the pattern, and I like that quite a bit.
I found the pattern easier to work on DPNs by having all the instep stitches on one needle, and working the sole over two needles, but switching to 4 needles (14 sts per needle) at the cuff.
I did NOT like using M1 for the gusset, and think I should’ve stuck to the kfb method, but I was trying to follow the pattern exactly. This is how one learns!
On a similar note, it turns out that I dislike immensely doing the sl1k1 for the heel flap. I don’t know that it would be so bad on a plain sock, but it looks so pedestrian (ha) and … blrrrrgh on an otherwise rather dainty sock. So, I wish I had not done that either. But, again. I am trying to knit patterns as written so that I can try new things and learn what I like and don’t like for the future.
I’m nearly done with the second sock. I have learned an important lesson: I like knitting lace and I like knitting socks and I do not like knitting lace socks.
I’ve started the toe twice and am not liking its look very well. First time was the recommended wedge toe, second was a short row toe which I, despite using short row toes almost exclusively, managed to mangle on the purl side. It needs to be frogged and re-started again, but not sure which toe to use. So. Paralyzed.