The sock mojo is back, it appears. After I finished up the Sock Hop socks I cast on right away for these.
I had been meaning to try them out ever since they appeared in Magknits. I was very impressed with the idea of doing something different with self-striping yarn, so I dug in my stash and cast-on. The pro is that it is indeed a cool way to use self-striping yarn. The con is that working short-rows all the time is putzy and annoying. And I seem to get these little bulges in the fabric which is kind of driving me crazy. Though I think blocking or even washing and wearing will get rid of them. It's definitely cool to see wedges of color instead of the same old stripes.
These are the second pair for my husband. I'm thinking of them as "Summer" socks because they make me think of the 4th of July. (Ever wondered why so many countries have red, white and blue in their flags?) Since I finished the "Spring" ones in March, now just two more seasons to go! Good thing his birthday is in December.