I've been sorting through things and found a huge pile of old projects that were not finished including a beautiful Fair Isle and embroidered duplicate stitch sock. I designed and knit this sock for a project I worked on for the Museum of Fine Art's catalog in Boston many years ago.
The yarn is long gone and there was not a chance I would knit a match. I cut it up. First just below the ankle pattern to make 2 pieces.
I cut the toe off and cut along the gusset so there are now 4 pieces.
I cut through the ankle section to flatten it.
With my sewing machine set on zigzag I sewed around the two square pieces. They are now usable for something.