Makes a perfectly invisible start to the toe shaping, it all looks seamless and is easy to execute in my opinion. I also found a new way to increase which I'd not used before: knitting into the stitch below and then into the following stitch to increase one. Looks nice. Also easier to do than picking up the strand between two stitches and knitting into the back of it or knitting front and back into the same stitch which makes a little bump at the base of the new stitch.
I love finding out new tricks and techniques. Don't you? I feel so lucky to have ALL that information available at my fingertips (thank you internet!)... just a few clicks… and you can discover all sorts of new things you never knew existed. Isn't it amazing?