As I explained to your daughter recently, I am a slatternly knitter, one for whom I am ashamed to say standards can not be dropped low enough. I am haphazard, lazy, impatient and sloppy. And also, apparently, disrespectful to my elders, as I did not put in a full 3" of ribbing on my argyle sock. I just could not face the prospect of 3" of ink-black ribbing in splitty yarn. I also understand that if I were not cheap to boot, I would not be knitting with splitty yarn. But there you have it, all my faults in one neat 2" package of black splitty ribbing:
(Who needs a Rorschach test when you have an argyle sock?)
Mama Moth Heaven, thank you very much for your advice. I am not usually one to willfully disregard good advice from a seasoned knitter, but ribbing is really, really boring.
I guess you can add "easily bored" to that list of faults above.
P.S. Yes ma'am, my mother did raise me better than that.
P.P.S. Here's the back, for anyone curious:
P.P.P.S. Not sure that ribbing is actually going to fit around my calf.