No sooner had I cast off the tops of my Anastasia socks with a tubular k1p1 bind-off than I found them lounging on the couch, in all their spirally glory.
I'm glad these are finally done. I like them, but I'm not head over heels, so to speak. I knit them toe-up, as called for in the pattern, and since I'm sick of having small amounts of leftover yarn, I decided to knit the pair from opposite ends of the skein and just keep going until I'd used it all. I wish I'd done more spiralling before starting the ribbing. (Why yes, I am too lazy to rip out the ribbing and knit more spiralling, thank you for asking.) I'm also not in love with the 1-by-1 ribbing, but I haven't yet found a way to bind off 2-by-2 ribbing in a pleasing way. Anyhoo, I'm just reminded that I'm not really fond of toe-up socks. No biggie. I do like these, and I did use all the yarn -- and I really like the yarn: wool/nylon sock yarn in "Fall Fire" from LuLu's Yarns. Plus these socks are taller than most, which is good for boot-wearing. So, overall, I give the pattern a big thumbs up, the yarn a thumbs up, and some of my choices a meh.