At Christmas, he gave me several sock knitting books, one of them was Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. This book has another technique for a toe-up sock to create a round toe, see pg.61. It's so easy and so nice!
I think that I'm finally going to succeed in making and finishing a Toe-Up sock.
Close-up of the Van Dyke socks in Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits, pg. 116
The gusset and the heel is done very differently than most toe-up socks. This one didn't involve picking up and wrapping, which I really dislike, because no matter what I did, I always ended up with holes at the gusset. This was pretty easy and straight-forward.