I learned a valuable lesson knitting these socks, which was not to incorporate a raised pattern (i.e. seed stitch, cabling, etc.) into self striping yarn, but they're knitted with a German superwash wool called Online garne, still have to block 'em but that's coming up next. So far they're really warm to wear, will find out more after I block.
Wisdom is knowing what to do. Skill is how to do it. Virtue is getting it done.
That which does not kill you, isn't trying hard enough.