Hooray! My sock toe and grafting went seamlessly! Easier by far than using dpns ... in the sense that my stitches didn't fall off the needles!
I made a rounded toe - decreasing 4 sts every odd round, and knitting every even round; for 14 rounds. Then I decreased 4 sts every round for another 4 rounds. Total toe decrease rounds = 18.
With 16 sts in total left (8 sts per needle) I used Kitchener Stitch to graft the toe together.
The sock is a perfect fit! Now to start it's partner!
And here is my herbst sock: