Friday, December 12, 2014

FO: Mystik Spiral Socks

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...
and ended up like this...
These are the socks that went on my European Backpacking Adventure this year.

They were on planes...
Balconies in Greece...
Ferries in the Aegean Sea...
Only to be completed and then realized there was a huge mistake...
On our last evening in Greece, I frogged the ribbed cuff and figured out I forgot to knit 11 rows right after finishing the heel gusset. I had to make the decision of whether or not I would just add the 11 rows right before the cuff or if I would frog the whole leg of the sock. I was quite perturbed with myself and couldn't make my mind up right then and there. I was sad that I wouldn't be bringing a completed pair of socks home with me.

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!


  1. I think you made the right decision in fixing the socks. I'm impressed that the sock came out of time out. I tend to leave projects there for a long time.

    1. Ha ha some of my projects tend to stay in time out for a very long time. I'm reminded of this every time I look at my Ravelry project list. I am trying to be better about it. As for fixing my knitting mistakes, I try to do the right thing and fix them properly and this one would of driven me crazy if I hadn't!

  2. I'm with caffeine girl. I'm totally impressed the time out didn't last longer. More importantly though, I LOVE them, excellent job. These my dear, are enviable socks, indeed.