Someone told me that too. I guess I am just a little OCD...like MONK-ish.
But, next project, I will let it go...I will knit on faith...my way certainly slows up the process!
I just love to SEE the strands layin' right as I go along. I wish I could get over it.
I also pluck the V's of the stocking stitch as I go along to make them even out. Sometimes the strands of certain yarns (like Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool) grab onto each other, making some of the knit stitches on the RS bigger...significantly bigger...and I HAVE TO take a yarn needle and pluck the fullness of the large stitch and distribute it to the neighboring knit stitches.
I have been know to 'sack' a stocking stitch pattern over this factor.
Elsebeth Lavold's cotton Patine is good to use for textured knitting...but for stocking stitch, forget it! I just do not seem to be able to get it right.
Elsebeth told me that the 'wearing' of the garment willl straighten out uneven knit stitches. But, yack, not for me.
Just call me MONK.