This is a pair of socks that I finished a couple of days ago. Before I started knitting the socks, I was looking at the yarn and couldn't make up my mind if I really liked it or not. I didn't buy the yarn, if was given to me. After completing a few inches on the sock, I came to the conclusion that I did like it. I guess it just took seeing how the color combination worked up in the fabric.
One thing I am doing with the current pair I'm working on is putting back in the negative ease into the socks. The last five or so pairs that I've knitted, I took out the negative ease. I think it makes a better looking and better fitting sock with the negative ease. Who knows though, at some point I may decide to take it back out. Yes, I know, I can be fickle like that.