...that I don't hate colorwork after all.
I made a colorwork hat (maybe 8 years ago?), and that was my last colorwork till last week. The hat went badly--because I carried the contrast color too tightly, the fabric was puckered and wouldn't block out. I refused to rip, so I did that thing they tell you is impossible: working backwards from the live stitches to the cast on, I pulled enough yarn back through the stitches to loosen them. Ripping would have been faster, but it worked eventually, and I still wear the hat.
Not wanting to repeat the experience, I avoided multicolored knitting. I mostly knit for myself and mostly wear solid colors, so I didn't feel this as a restriction at all--since I didn't want the finished product, avoiding the technique was pretty painless.
But small doses for colorwork have been looking attractive lately--the endpaper mitts for starters, and then many other pairs of complete mittens. So when Laura at Schaefer asked for colorwork socks, I figured why not?
And it turns out that I love it (although this may be partly due to the small size and rapidity of progress). I'm also totally amused by the toe, with its cute little decrease lines!