On my very first pair of socks, it said "decrease till there are 12 stitches left.": I misread it and decreased till there were 12 stitches left on EACH needle.
I didn't realize it till I got to my second sock...and I looked at what it would mean to keep going to the required number....no way! Way too pointy for me.
Since then, I've always adjusted my toe stitches. I just like a much rounder toe than most patterns call for.
I'm Knittermom9 on Ravelry