Of late, I've been noodling on the concept of a pair of socks.
Most pairs of socks are two of the same. That is, the two are exactly the same.
But when I look at my sock drawer, I have almost as many pairs of "unmatched" socks as I do matched. That is, socks that differ in some way...
there's Regia Nation Colour socks of course....
And then there's a pair each of Noro Kureyon socks and Silk Garden socks - neither of which is precisely the same.
The Kureyon socks on the left are more identifiably a pair - colour #185; the ones on the right are less obviously related, but I promise they are - colour #245.
Up next is the Zauberball I bought at Sock Summit...
which has even longer lengths of colour than the Noro yarns - looks at Lisa's as an example. Can't wait to see how different they work out to be!
This shouldn't come as a surprise - I do have a history of this, even with patternwork on my socks... the Signature socks differ, as do the Midnight Sky socks.
All of which is to say that I think I've landed on my theme for 2010 sock knitting - odd ones!