My purpose in posting about this is that I am officially declaring that I am going to IGNORE it and knit the other sock, with the correct shaping, and then, with a completed happy sock in front of me, try and figure out how to take out the toe of the first sock (mind you, this is with ends woven in and everything) and frog back two inches. Then I'll re-knit it with the proper decreasing.
I may need help with this. I don't have a lifeline, for one thing. But I'm not going to deal with it for a month or so because not only do I need to knit the other sock first, I want to work on other things, too. (Like the orange sweater: see below.)