I have an FO! And it's Friday! I am more than thrilled that I finally finished a project this month, and it was one of my most challenging in a while. It took long enough, right?
These are Mince Pie Mayhem from Socktopus. It's a gorgeous pattern that is so deceptively complicated this is actually my second attempt. The first is still stuck in a bag up in my stash cabinet, hiding from the shame of defeat. But not any more!
The tricky thing about these socks is that every four rows you are doing a cable crossing of knits and purls and there's no way to knit them without taking all the stitches off the needles and rearranging them (at least no way that I could find). And because the stitch pattern pulls in, it is way more than my normal 64 stitch circumference. But even trickier than the cabling was the heel turn. Actually, I could not make it work, so after three tries I finally gave up and switched it out for a garter stitch short row and then rapidly decreased down the foot.
But the best thing about these socks is the yarn. I got this skein of Space Cadet as a Christmas present and I absolutely love it. The colors mix with the sparkle perfectly to create a beautifully melded pallet that was a real joy to work with.
I just wish the sock had gone a little more smoothly.