A while back I swapped some yarn with a friend, and obtained one of those balls of sock yarn that make you ask yourself "what was I thinking" as soon as you're home. I don't mean I don't like yellow, brown, white and blue as colours - but all of them in the same sock yarn? What was I thinking!
I gave the yarn (Peterle Strumpfwolle, a German sock yarn) a chance though, and made a pair of straight-and-simple socks with 60 stitches across.
And behold - hey turned out gorgeous! The weird looking yarn makes interesting, beautiful figures when knitted into socks. The colour combo is pretty and not ugly at all! What a transformation: that's why the socks under the working name "Ugly socks" are now called "Ugly duckling socks". Looks like giving what-was-I-thinking yarns a chance is sometimes a very, very good idea!
Have you made the same experience (or the exact opposite) - please share the story in the comments!