Thanks to the patient teaching skills of Purlescence and Erqsome, and the equally helpful advice from KatinkaKnits, I now have one kitchenered sock toe. I’m sure it shouldn’t take three people to teach me something everyone else seems to know from birth, or at least much earlier on in their knitting careers, but I’m very pleased to have it at the end of my foot at last.
In case I’m being heelist, here’s an alternative view.
Here’s another heel, just to balance things out. This is the heel for a Harris Tweed sock in Skein Queen Plushness, mentioned earlier. Not quite tweed as we know it, but pink is de rigueur at the moment.