All of these changes in the way I make toes, gussets, and heels add up to a new basic sock pattern. I call it Mastermind.
Mastermind walks you through making a medium-sized men's sock. I'm working on padding out the pattern so that you can make larger and smaller socks, but I'm struggling to make those instructions clear and uncluttered. (It's the heel turn; doing that is complicated enough without having to make it work for 5 different sizes).
Anyway, thanks for reading along. I hope you give "Mastermind" a try. Let me know if you run into problems.