2 January 2010
This is the second Christmas day in a row when I've cast off a pair of socks in the cool calm evening after the turkeyhampudding feast. Last year it was the Ugly Brown Socks for the husband. This year it was for me.
These were the Mystery Socks knit-along run by the talented Kirsten from Through the Loops. Each week in October a different part of the pattern was released and as the month progressed, socks emerged from needles all over the globe. Knitters with more highly developed planning skills than I wound their skeins of sock yarn into two balls and knitted both socks at once, but I had to wait until I'd finished the first sock on the 31st of the month before I could commence the second one.
They were worth the wait though. The pattern is exquisite, beautifully thought out and full of lovely details - check out the tiny cable detail in the middle of the ribbed cuff, and also the way the cables along the foot turn into little petals at the toe. Just lovely.
Also, they fit me perfectly and I'm pleased with how my dyed yarn turned out.
Win win all round.