I wanted to agree with Rachel, but yes, have to agree with Mike. Even before reading Mike's 2nd post, I was thinking of that lionbrand bunny blanket thing where you knit the head on straights in the method Mike described.
That said, I've never seen a sock pattern knit that way. I've cretainly not seen every sock pattern ever, but it sure feels like it some days. You should definitely keep good notes. I'd be interested in how you do the gusset, or maybe something like an after thought or before thought heel would work better.
Keep us posted!
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
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