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