Thank you so much to all of you for your input on my Baudelaire dilemma! I feel like I would have gone on for ages knitting one repeat and staring at the sock for 20 minutes, if all your comments didn't help me to crystallize what my problem with the sock was: it looked _cool_ with the Fleece Artist yarn, but (as Peaknits put it), I felt like I was gyping the pattern. After thinking about it for another day and reading comments, I decided I needed to knit a bit of the pattern in a solid color and then compare. I pulled out some Lorna's Laces and knit 3.5 repeats while waiting for the bus (which is much more a comment on the lateness of the bus than on my knitting speed!):
The amount of texture that shows up in the solid color made my decision easier. I just don't think I'd be happy with that lovely pattern being so obscured.
But the Fleece Artist start will not go to waste!
I'm pretty pleased with how it looks in the (now toe-up) Charade pattern. I _think_ it'll stay in this pattern! ;)