I'm finally seeing some good progress. I have the leg done on one sock (two-by-two-ribbing and two repeats of the lace pattern), and most of the leg done on the second sock (2x2rib + one lace repeat). The striping looks close enough between the two I could care less what differences there are; if I wanted identical socks, then I would have purchased them machine-made and industrially dyed.
The goal today is to finish the second leg. Tomorrow, heels!
And soon, hopefully, lovely pictures, as well. I finished putting together my macro-studio box. I need a little more white poster-board to cover the bottom and it should be good to go. And I have to figure out how to set up my daylight-balanced lamp.