Friday, March 30, 2007

Fiber Friday - And Socks to Match

I wasn't really exaggerating last week, I've become a Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden ho. I really like everything about the Clapotis I knit out of Hand Maiden Lady Godiva in Paris. I liked the color so much that I wanted to knit something else in the same color. I decided to settle on socks.

This is Fleece Artist Merino Sock in Paris. The yarn is 100% washable merino wool. Each four ounce hank has about 370 yards and should make one pair of adult socks. This skein is much more saturated with color than the skeins I had of Lady Godiva in the same color. I guess I won't end up with socks that match my Clapotis. Although I think that is probably for the best. I guess I don't need to be walking around in that get-up.

This yarn actually comes with a sock pattern on the label. It is just a basic top down sock pattern that I really don't anticipate using. But I do think it is cool that a pattern came with the yarn. For some reason, I like the idea that it came with a pattern. I won't use it and it didn't effect my decision to buy the yarn though.

I don't think that I've ever really knit many patterns from ball bands. Although when I do buy skeins of yarn that have a pattern on the band, I do look at the patterns and try to see if I can get different patterns on each of the skeins I buy. I guess that could be added to the list of weird things about me.

I do need to pick a pattern for this yarn. I am going to use it for socks. I'm thinking maybe I will knit Cookie's Monkey socks from the winter 2006 Knitty. But I'm open to ideas; leave me a suggestion if you have one.

13 comments:

Monika said...

I have Fleece Artist sock yarn in my stash in wonderful greens. When will I get to it? With such a multi colored yarn it's hard to find a pattern which will show up nicely. Looking forward seeing what you decided to do. ;o)

Sue J. said...

I couldn't agree more about Fleece Artist. Several in the stash. The colorway ares yummy, and, of course, those same colorways come in Hand Maiden Sea Silk and Silken which I just love. I think I would try to use a pattern that prevents a lot of pooling. I know some are happy with pooling, but I try to avoid it if possible. Enjoy!

gilraen said...

I love it!!! Monkey's socks are beautiful to knit. I love the colour BTW.

I must look again at the FA colours after seeing yours! :D

cpurl17 said...

I love love love Fleece Artist. It's a dream to knit with. My one and only pair is missing one sock (stolen by cat) so I don't even get the pleasure of wearing it.

Julie said...

I haven't tried Fleece Artist yet. Must get my hands on some, I think.

I think the monkey socks would look great in that beautiful colorway.

Meghann said...

My name is Meghann and I am a Fleece Artist ho too! I love FA merino sock. I just picked up 4 more skeins. We won't discuss how many skeins that makes in my stash. I made Monkey socks from FA and they were beautiful!

Zonda said...

That is gorgeous!! I bet Monkey Socks would be perfect! :)

Jessica said...

ooh, more Paris! You are bad. :D

Batty said...

That is beautiful yarn. I just bought my first 2 skeins of Fleece Artist, and I'm in love. It's so cushy and pretty!

Lori said...

Your chevron scarf looks great!

Alisha said...

I think the monkey socks would be perfect too!! I can't wait to see it knit up.

Stacie said...

wow! great colors! I am knitting the monkeys right now, and it's a fun pattern... I like the texture, but anything knit with that purdy yarn would be fab!

eusebius said...

Lovely lovely stuff. I also just bought some Fleece Artist Merino Sock, and that Monkey pattern does look lovely. I've only knit basic top-down socks so far, so I'm considering a slightly less elaborate pattern - perhaps Eleanor from the Socktopia site.