I purchased this dyed-to-order color inspired by Monet's Waterlilies on the Otter sock base from The Fawn and the Fox on etsy. I knew I was going to knit myself a pair of plain vanilla socks with it (pattern is from my brain), with the intention of adding an afterthought heel until I discovered that the heel-less socks fit me quite well.
It took me a long time to decide what to do (put in the afterthought heels or wear them as tube socks?), but someone in my knitting group suggested that I do a little test drive to see if the heel-less sock was comfortable, or if it would move around in my shoes as I walked as tube socks tend to do.
Last week, I finally remembered to do this little experiment, and I wore one of the socks while running errands. It passed the test, so I decided to take out the placeholder yarn and graft the live stitches together to make these into (official) tube socks.
I'm not sure that tube socks will be my new go-to for sock knitting, and I'm curious to see how the socks wear over the heels since they will be stretched a little thin - but it was fun to try something out of the norm, and I'm pretty excited about my new socks!