Accidental Twins

So I decided to do this thing where I’m trying to knit up the yarn I wound for our vacation in… um… April. Don’t judge, it could be worse. Probably. Anyhoo, first on the list was my String Theory Colorworks Inertia socks in Oeneology. Inertia is a great base — an 80/20 SW merino/nylon base, it knits up really nicely and withstands the wear of use very well. I got the Oeneology (‘oeneology’ is the study of wine & winemaking, in case you were wondering) colorway a while back. A year ago? Maybe more. In any case, it’s one of those skeins I was saving because it was so pretty, but was completely inspired to treat myself to in April. Well, August rolled around and I needed a good basic knit so I finally went for it.

IMG_0325I’m pretty sure you know where this one is going — the love for these was instant and intense. And that really makes sense because my love for String Theory Colorworks yarn always is.

Because I just did a plain vanilla socks with an afterthought heel, these were my take everywhere socks.

IMG_0386And I really did take them everywhere with me for a stitch here and a stitch there. I did take a short break between the first and second sock to finish up my SpringTastic Socks, but once I got back at these, I finished sock number 2 in near record time.

IMG_0558My intention for these socks was that they just be fun. I loved the colorway and I just didn’t want to think twice about stripes or matching or anything.

topsAnd of course, because I wasn’t trying at all, the stripes lined up perfectly with zero effort from me.

toesBecause the main body of the socks matched, I did go ahead and match the heels because that really took very little effort and at that point — you know — why not?

heelsI did one little thing differently on these than on previous socks — when it came time to do the afterthought heels, I went ahead and pulled from the opposite end of the center-pull ball. Hence, the stripes on the heels go the opposite direction. I have to admit, I kind of like that and will most likely do it this way with future socks.

full sockSuffice to say, I love these socks. A lot. They are really gorgeous. I tip my hat to Caitlin at String Theory Colorworks because she really outdid herself with this colorway. In any case, I’m really happy to have finally gotten to this skein because it’s even prettier than I expected. I’m also oddly satisfied with the fact that these came out matching, even if they are only accidental twins, but that’s another story. Now only two wound skeins remain from my over-ambitious April vacation preparations. Unfortunately, they’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer… I’m on a little String Theory Colorworks kick at the moment and I have some more fun things to share soon!

9 responses to “Accidental Twins

    • I put off trying these for a long time as I’d heard mixed reviews of how they fit. They aren’t as good as a heel flap + gusset for me, but I think they are still great. They are also much easier than I thought. Sam basic construction as a toe!

  1. Really lovely colours, and as always beautiful knitting. I need to start a travel knitting project so you’ve convinced me it time for socks with (my first) afterthought heel.

    • Socks with afterthought heels are excellent travel projects! They are so simple! I usually knit up both socks and then put the heels in at the same time — it consolidates the more fussy part of the process. πŸ™‚

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