I've finished one of my Slipper Socks, hoorah!
I spent all last week snuggling my niece, Lucy, so I was able to get a lot done.
The toe of the slipper is supposed to be finished by grafting, creating a smooth and seamless look. If you want to use this method, don't cast off as the pattern instructs. Shift all the stitches to two needles with the same number of stitches on each needles. Then you can start grafting. There is a diagram of this technique under "resources" on the Patons site. If you require more hands-on help (as I do) there are lots of instructional videos on the internet that are very helpful. It's not as hard as it seems!
Now I'm going to settle in and get started on the second slipper sock, since it doesn't look like I'll be going anywhere today: