This first sock picture was my second (maybe third? I can't quite remember) attempt at stripey socks. Then I tried it on, decided the leg was too short, and ripped it back to the top of the heel because it was also kind of gapey at the back ankle and I didn't want the leg to be half ribbed and half not.
Here it is now. I'm much happier with it, and hopefully on this one I can replicate it on the first try when I get to the second sock.