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.