These were cast onto the needles on October 1, 2012. They are the Mystery Sock pattern for October from the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. Mystery socks are similar to mystery quilts in that the knitters are given a clue a week for four weeks.
The first clue was the cuff and first two textures in the leg. The second clue was the third leg texture, the heel flap and the heel turn . The third clue was the instep gusset and beginning of the foot. The fourth clue was the rest of the foot and the toe.
In order to qualify for prizes the socks must be done, photographed showing both socks, and posted to the month's mystery thread by the end of the following month. In this case that was November 30, 2012.
I chose orange for October, and a tweed blend because I love tweeds. The plan was to have these finished before my surgery on November 27th. But we all know what happens to the best laid plans of mice and men . . . .
I was just a short way into the sock feet at the time of surgery. I was OK'd to use little sock needles at the end of February. It feels so good to have these finally done!
1. Spending the afternoon with our kids and grandkids celebrating Joseph's sixth birthday.
2. A glass of late harvest Riesling for dessert tonight.
3. A finished pair of socks!