I was thinking of using one of those sockets and just wiring up 8 pins say at the top end
That way I could add to it later if need be I have one 6 pin plug with wires sprouting everywhere plugged into a small breadboard at present but I'm always putting the chip in the wrong holes!
I just leave it all attached to the usbtiny programmer so I was looking to tidy that up
Sounds like what happened to me...I was forever building and rebuilding this circuit on breadboards (switching between Tiny84 and Tiny85) so I decided to make something I could use over and over.
In theory you could make one with one chip socket and two ISP connectors - one ISP for Tiny84 and the other for Tiny85. That sounds risky to me though, better to have two boards and avoid breathing the magic smoke.
For the Tiny85 version I think I'll use one of those 14-pin sockets and cover up the bottom three rows of holes with something so I can't put the chip in the wrong place. I could even take step-by-step photos during the construction.
PS: One other thing I did while I was making this was put a power switch across the "power" jumper on my ISP programmer. That's turned out to be really
handy. I can cut the power whenever I'm connecting/disconnecting the board it or changing the AVR chip. All ISP programmers ought to have one of those.