Way back when, I think it was wacky patterned sock yarn that lured me into knitting socks. Like, I would think, “Why would you do that? Oh, to use that cool yarn.”
Then I got more into subtle sock yarns. You know, the sophisticated stuff, that looks good in stitch patterns. I knit some fancy socks. Cables! Lace! Fair Isle! Then lately I started feeling a hankering for some simple stripey socks. Then I happened to be in Michaels and they wouldn’t you know what was on sale?
Striped socks. Afterthought heel. Meant to be.