I have – at last – finished the Through the Loops Mystery Sock, 2009. The only real mystery left at this point is, why did it take me so long to knit?
Pattern: Mystery Sock ’09 by Kirstin Kapur
Yarn: ShiBui Sock, colorway “Rapids”
Notes: For the second year, Kirstin Kapur of Through the Loops fame has offered a free mystery sock pattern for Socktoberfest. Each week through October, she posts on Ravelry and on her website one more section of the sock – cuff, leg, heel, foot, toe. The pattern emerges as you knit and Kirstin usually throws in a twist or two to keep you guessing (for instance, this years pattern is on each side of the leg through the heel, then shifts to the top for the foot) Fun! Last year I was able to keep up and finish both socks by the end of the month, but this year I got a late start and then other things kept popping up and – well, that’s just the way it goes sometimes.
This is a wonderful pattern – interesting but not difficult, with lots of nice details such as the way the pattern continues down the heel. And I love the toes – the repeat continues as you decrease, getting gradually smaller as if it were fading away. Lovely.
As expected, I loved the ShiBui sock yarn. The “Rapids” colorway looks a bit like faded denim and the light color really lets the pattern pop. Always a pleasure to knit with.
Next on the agenda – another Thermis! Shocking. And maybe a return to Nectarine. And some mittens. And more sweaters. Endless fun.