Into the third pattern repeat on the leg of my first Tidal Wave sock - time to face the music. The variegation of this yarn is not doing a thing for the sock pattern. And then there's the way the colours are pooling. No, I'm not happy with this at all. Best to rip it out now and try again with a different yarn. Maybe a semi-solid?
It's disappointing, but not altogether unexpected. Knitting with variegated yarn is always a risky proposition. Not to worry - most of my projects have a few false starts, before I get it right.