Apparently, there is a difference. For the gusset on these sock heels, I accidently knit through the back loop on the top sock and SSK'd on the bottom sock. Can you see the difference? The back loop method has a slightly flared, wavy line to it while the SSK version formed a much straighter line.
I'm not going to bother fixing my mistake. The socks are for me and I doubt anyone but a fellow knitter would ever notice the error and I further doubt too many knitters will be checking my heel gussets once the socks are on my feet. I'm claiming no harm, no foul on this one, but it is nice to know that there really is a difference. A tiny difference that could be huge in certain designs.
And since this is Wednesday and I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along, I'll tell you what I'm reading this week. I'm reading Victoria Danann's My Familiar Stranger. It's the first in a series of books about a secret society that fights vampires. At least I think that's what it's about. I'm 29% into the book according to my Kindle and haven't seen any vampire action so far so maybe I'm confusing this book with something else. I do know it's the first in a series and it's currently free on the Kindle. And, I'm enjoying it with our without vampires.