I don't care if my socks match. I like other things to match, but I really don't care if my hand-knitted socks match. So, as a way of investigating this further, I started a pair of socks a year or so ago. (Socks are great carry-along projects that I can pick up and put down at any point in the process.) Each sock is out of a different skein of Masquerade.
Masquerade is one of those Babettes that is exquisitely frustrating for those who want it to be the same every time...it just isn't. Masquerade is a combination of 5 dye colors, Babs, and temperature at the time of dyeing (yes, heat and cool affect these things). These factors mean that each batch can be significantly different! Most other Babettes are much more predictable, but will still have some differences.
Here are my two socks.
Here is the Sockhead Hat that I have started in what is left from one of the skeins. I have almost finished the brim of the hat. I will add stripes of Eternity with what is left of the skein to finish off the top of the hat. Sockhead Hats are also great take-along projects because you can put them down and then pick them up and just keep going.
This is my Monday silliness for you!