I tend to never really mind whether or not my socks match up.
You know? The self-striping ones? If I have a blue ankle on one and a pink ankle on the other, I'm not usually too concerned. They're stuffed into my boots anyway. I get my joy out of knitting the colours, not ending up with a matching pair of socks.
BUT- I gave myself a mini-challenge a while back when I decided to cast these guys on.
"Make a pair of socks that actually match Lynn- just to see if you can do it."
Not to mention, these socks will shortly be gifted to a man whom I care enough about that I don't want him to be embarassed to cross his legs only to have people say 'DUDE! What's going on with those socks!?!?!? You can buy socks in pairs you know!'
I was ridiculously ticked with myself when they in fact matched. I even bragged a little about it to customers and my mother (you know... those that would 'get it').
Until... I decided to pop in a DVD during the 'heel turn' and 'heel pick-up'.
It was clearly a good DVD as I might have cut that heel flap a row or two too short.
And now...I'm off by one row.
And that row happens to be CARAMEL COLOURED!
Never been closer.
Why could it not have been an extra row of grey??? I SO could have gotten away with it.