Lion Brand has these packages of yarn. They are called bonbons and come in pastel or bright. You get 8 with 28 yards each. They are pricey at $10/package but Joanns had them in the clearance isle for $2. After I made my scrappy socks I decided I could get a pair of socks out of each package. So what do you do when it is snowing, knit of course. I just picked up a color and knit til it was done. I had about 16" of yarn left for each sock and got an 8"cuff. The pastel socks are done.