This is what's going on.
I am using the same yarns in the same order, but because most of them are faux fair isle yarns, the socks that are being delivered are quite different.
For all the differences, there is so much that is the same. It's as if they are the same in spirit but not in detail. The yellow stripe is making sure of that. It might be that the spirit of the pair is yellow, and what with all the yellow in my home these days, that suits me just fine.
It's a lot of fun watching this fraternal pair knit up. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that my tiny balls of yarn that are making up this sock have the same much yarn on them as the balls that made up the first of the pair. I'm looking forward to using up all the yarn again.
I dearly love this pair of socks, but I think after this pair, my monstering will be done for the year. There is only the blue set left to go, and my heart is ready for sweaters again. And shawls. And wraps. And a hat. And mittens. And more socks in the WIP bins.