I followed the pattern for the Simple Garter Stitch Slippers as written and it was so much easier this time around. I cast on 40 stitches, leaving a tail long enough to whip-stitch the heel closed (it's so unnecessary to do a provisional cast on- which is what I tried the first time I did this pattern). I worked 36 garter stitch ridges before beginning the toe decreases. I didn't work the last 4 stitches so that when I rearranged the final 16 stitches onto two dpn, I could easily kitchener the toe closed. In the end, I only had 2 ends to weave in before doing the crochet border.
Nice, squishy slippers. Will definitely do this pattern again.