Dontcha hate it when you carefully line up the about to be cast on sock so that the stripes match up neatly and you discover that there is a KNOT in the yarn right were the big toe nail would sit?
So you pull out another repeat, thanking the Great Maker (either a Centauri god or jms - I've been watching too much B5 recently) that you don't have repeats that are half a sock long (eg the uglee yarn) cos otherwise you'd have to start on the outside of the ball and work backwards (though I really don't think it would make any difference with this yarn) and have a fraternal twin sock.
Yes, this means that one of DH's valentine's socks is done. Except for one teensy little problem - a dropped stitch on the sole about 10 rows before the heel started. D'OH! I'll find some thread and tie it in.
Plus I've worked out that I can do the butterfly wings socks in a finer gauge and just do more repeats of the pattern. OK, I'll have to wing the heel (so to speak) but I'll work something out! This is supposed to be a challenge after all!
No pics - too slack. I put a photostory on the houseblog instead - very boring to most but a good record for us!