Happy Friday! Another work week is almost over and we are another week closer to Christmas. Eek!
My honey and I managed to get our 8 foot Christmas tree up this past Sunday and quickly realized we needed more lights. 350 lights for an 8 foot tree is pretty, but just isn't enough and honestly when the lights were purchased we had no idea how big of a tree we were getting. Hopefully tomorrow we'll have success in purchasing additional lights and then we can finally put all the ornaments on it.
Once the tree is all decked out, I'll share some pictures, but today I'll be sharing another FO with you!
Pattern: Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks
Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in Bubble Gum Hop Scotch
Needles: Knit Picks Circulars 1 1/2 (leg) and 1 (foot)
Started: August 7, 2014
Finished: November 29, 2014
This beautiful sock yarn started like this...
They were on planes...
Once home, the socks went into a very long time out. I battled with myself whether to "kind of" fix the issue and have some seriously fraternal socks or to fix the issue properly and have matching socks as much as the pattern allowed.
The perfectionist in me won out. I spent a little time the day after Thanksgiving with it and frogged the whole leg. By Saturday, I could call them complete.
In the finished picture at the top you can see the cuffs are a little fraternal. I am not entirely sure what happened. It could of been where I started the second sock in the skein and also that I had to reattach the yarn from where I cut it when I originally thought the socks were complete. (Note to self: In the future, make sure both socks match up before snipping the yarn.)
With that little issue aside, I am beyond thrilled with the final outcome. This was my first time knitting with self striping sock yarn and I am happy with my pattern choice. I knew I wanted to try something different instead of knitting traditional vanilla socks with the yarn. The pattern is straight forward and well written. I did find a little error in the pattern and will be noting it on my Ravelry project page.
In the end, I am sure I'll be knitting this pattern again and now every time I wear these socks, I will think of the fabulous time we had venturing through Italy and Greece!