This was knit specifically with Socktopia in mind. The theme was "Yikes, stripes" and these fit the bill. I got them to match up fairly well. Initially, I had started these with a basket weave pattern. In fact, I finished one sock - grafted toe and all! Ripped it out. These still knit up very quickly. I cast on the "second" sock and put it in my travel bag, as we were heading to So Cal to visit Mom last weekend for Mother's Day. So, that sock was finished on the ride down. I literally did the last decreases less than 1/2 an hour from her house. Started on 5/9/07, finished 5/11/07. I wish they all could go so quickly. I'd be through my stash in no time.