There I was peacefully knitting the second sock. I'd turned the heel, picked up my stitches and decreasing for the gusset. I was reading my instructions again just to make sure I was on the right path. Then it hit me! Oh hell! Oh damn me! Craaaaaap! I had done my first sock wrong. See there's this part that says, continue the established pattern, for the top of the foot. Dummy me, I started with the first few rows that are BEFORE the established pattern as I saw that as the beginning of the pattern. Duh! *hanging head in shame* In reality I needed to be knitting the 12 rows that make the diamond pattern that is the primary design of the sock.
Do you think anyone will notice 3 or 4 rows difference between the two socks? Okay, another sock knitter will probably notice if take more than cursory look, but I don't the civilians at work or my family will know the difference.
Certainly another learning experience! Think Diva, THINK!