At long last I completed the winter socks.
Not being able to deal with double pointed knitting needles, I experimented with using regular needles and knitted these flat from the top down.
I decreased each side as I got to the toe area.
I was also using up scraps of thick yarn so that's why the center is a pale lavender color. They are stitched with extra yarn across the toes and up the top center so there is a slight ridge there.
They fit much like a high top slipper and are very soft and very warm. That was the goal. It will work making these this way but I have since learned about using the 'magic loop'. This is where you use circular needles and just pull the thin part of the circle into a loop as you knit in a circle for the sock. If I make any more I will have to try it.