So the socks that looked like this:
Now look like this:
But wait! There's more!
Now that I feel comfortable with the magic loop method, and I know that I need to pull the first couple stitches on each side really tight to stop the laddering... I decided to go deep... DEEP into my closet, under the box of Pattons, under the two boxes of Lambs Pride, down into the rubbermade tub of no return to resurect these:
The infamous closet socks. The first one started out okay... but then I went to Knit/Purl for their "Champagne & Chocolate Knitting Night" I don't know why I thought that was a good place to finish up the toe. After a glass of champagne, I stopped decreasing every other row, and started decreasing every row so the toe quite a bit more pointed than my actual toes.
However, I tried them on, and it's really not that bad of a fit, so I transfered the second sock off the evil DPNs and onto the circular needle. I think the DPNs were a 2.25 again... but I'm going to go with it. I've just started the heel so when I do the decreases for the gusset, I'll just make a couple other decreases.
Check me out! Knitting socks.... who knew?