Have you seen the Fall 08 issue of Knitty?
You need to check it out. Notice the two pairs of fun socks (the Hourglass and the Baroque) and the Sidewinder skirt in particular. They all use Louet Gems yarn and we have it in about a zillion colors!
If that doesn't do it for you, you may be able to substitute some of our Hazel Knits yarn...which we also carry in quite a few colors....I'm just sayin'....