Mary Rose (smozerose on Ravelry) can truly be credited for the inspiration behind these socks. They began as an idea I blatantly copied from her. She posted photos of a sock she'd knit using scraps, but instead of a random selection of colors, she outline each scrappy section with a consistent light, dark, light pattern. See the sock on the left? That's what I'm talking about. I fell in love with that sock. And then launched my own plans.
My socks are knit with Tanis Fiber Arts, the leftovers from my Whippoorwill shawl. The colors are Tidal, Peacock, Deep Sea and Midnight. Of course, I'm not very good at random, spontaneous selection (and I don't have a lot of yarn scraps) and so my socks had to have some rhyme or reason to them. I decided on a striping sequence and got to work. (Hence, Sorta Scrappy Socks.)
This is my one and only pair of handknit socks. It's not really been sock weather as it's been so warm and dry here. I live in sandals all summer long and have the tan lines to prove it! But at night, when it gets chilly or the AC has been running, this is the perfect pair of socks to slip on my feet.
They are warm and cozy, soft and squishy. The colors are soothing to your eyes. Nothing else in my drawer compares to these. And perhaps that's all in my mind because I made them myself.