Dustinac, thank you so much! All the toe up socks I ran into had a 'waste yarn' toe, and I couldn't get beyond that. Decided to use Silver's tutorial, and can't figure out why I didn't see it while doing a search. My only excuse is that I'd been riding herd on a 15 m.o. all day. Unfortunatly, I'm finding out that she is smarter than I am!
The person I'm making the socks for is a diabetic, if I can get a pair of socks for her that don't have seams in the toe area, she'll be very happy. She gets tired of wearing the same colored socks all the time.
Again, thanks, you're the best!