I really don't know why these socks gave me so much grief. I knit the first one up to the toe, and then ripped back a repeat, because I thought it was going to be too long. I then knit the toe, which turned out to be enormous
leaving the whole sock too long.
I knit the second sock one whole repeat shorter, and started decreasing every row half way through the toe, leading to a shorter sock, a shorter toe and a sock that fits perfectly:
I then ripped back the first sock and knit it to match the second, and here it is, the final pair of "What would Granny Weatherwax Knit" club socks, Conina: