Years ago I grabbed bits and pieces and itty balls of random, mismatched sock yarn (which for some strange reason I CANNOT THROW AWAY) and made fraternal-twin socks. Since there are m-a-n-y bits and pieces and itty balls of sock yarn around here, I was planning on having a whole drawer full of these.
I have one pair.
BUT...if you wait long enough...someone will come up with another, sometimes better idea. (Since I am the copycat queen, you can be assured that it won't be me.)
And, along came...Pixel Rise socks.
Unlike fair isle---where you need a 'plan', you can pretty much use any yarn and get something that isn't too ugly.
The pattern is written for toe-up socks with an afterthought heel; you can tell I'm ignoring the toe-up part; the afterthought heel? I'll make that call when I get there. But the patterning is a great way to use up yarn that most organized people would have trashed after their original project was complete.
I actually think they're pretty cute.
Freddy thinks so, too.
(eep!...to think he almost missed this photo shoot!)