I ran two stripes short on the second sock. Plan C in motion: everyone has one foot that is smaller than the other one right? In my case it is the left foot. So....I made the left sock 1/4" shorter than the right sock. The stripes do not match on the toes, but who cares? Left over about 24 " of yarn! I am not sure you can see the tiny little piece of yarn that was left over. But there it is to proof the fact. Click on the picture for larger it is there! That was a close call.