When I traded for the Yarntini self-striping yarn in Strawberry Daquiri (one of the best things about Ravelry for me has been the successful trades I've made!), I wasn't sure how I'd knit it up. Then one day it was sitting in my stash next to a ball of green Koigu (color P539) and I thought, "Hey! Watermelons!"
I originally planned on making knee-length socks, or however long one ball of Yarntini would go. So I decided to make them toe-up, which I generally dislike. I also did short-row heels (which I also dislike) to keep the stripes from breaking. Then at some point, I put them on when they were about 5" tall and though, "Self, you're never going to wear pink striped, green trimmed knee socks" -- and my inner voice was right. So these will be slightly-taller-than-normal socks.
Whenever I get around to making the second one, that is.