Generally, leftovers are a nice thing. An easy meal when we're tired and don't feel like cooking. It turns out that left over sock yarn is also a very nice thing.
Pattern: Basic stockinette sock, switching colors every eleven rows when there was enough yarn.
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug, Koigu, Yarn Nerd 900 MHz, Dale Baby Ull, Sundara Sock, Socks that Rock Lightweight and Silkie, Tess Supersock, Brooks Farm Acero, All Things Heather, Apple Laine Apple Pie, and Claudia's Handpainted.
Needles: US Size 1
I chose size 1 Needles because I knew that all of these yarns would make a nice fabric at this size. My gauge didn't significantly differ between yarns. All of the yarns are wool, but some are mixed with silk, viscose or nylon.
I chose the colors as I went along, and I think they worked out nicely. The colors I like tend to go together, so I didn't have a difficult time of it. I tried to minimize the muticolored yarns I used, as I thought the solids were more striking.
The only problem with these socks? All the ends to weave in. Once I got started, though, it was fairly quick work. (Click on the picture below to see descriptions of each yarn I used.)
It just so happened that I got a new pair of shoes the day after I finished these socks. I think they're a great match!