Friday, March 02, 2007

Fiber Friday - Man Yarn

I love the colors of in these skeins. It is Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in the Pioneer color. Each skein is 215 yards and 80% superwash wool and 20% nylon. These skeins will be come a pair of socks for my husband.

I bought this yarn a while ago on a trip to Portland. I actually did buy it with socks for him in mind. I showed it to him when I came home and he didn't seem to interested in socks so I stuck it in a plastic bin and there it sat.

A few weeks ago, while I was finishing my last pair of socks, he asked me to knit him a pair. I pulled out a sampling of sock yarn from my stash to let him choose the yarn. This is what he picked.

I love the colors. The nice deep blue is his favorite color. It goes perfectly with the rich chocolate brown and grey flannel colors. I think I will stick to a simple ribbed stitch pattern. I'll probably pick a simple one from the Sensational Knitted Socks book.

This will be my first time trying out Lorna's Laces yarn. I usually knit using two circular addi Turbos #1's. I'm going to swatch this yarn on a pair of size 0 addis this time. I's afraid the 0's will be really small to knit with, but we'll see how it goes. I guess I could always go back to the 1's. I want to make sure I get a nice tight fabric. I hope to make the socks last awhile.

I was actually hoping to have these socsk started by now, but I'm still not done with the clapotis yet. I've decided to try project monogamy and only work on one thing at a time. I think it's a good idea in theory, but I won't bet that it will last.
The clapotis is almost done. Hopefully I'll have it ready to show sometime next week. Then I can get these socks started.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Now those are going to be some great man socks! I can't wait to see your finished clap. I received your stitich markers last week. Thank you! They're so beautiful.

sweetfigs said...

That's a great colorway for some man socks!

I think you'll be happy with the Addi 0's. Socks take a little longer to work @ that gauge, but they do hold up better.

Mom said...

Glad to see that he eventually came around and actually picked the yarn you had picked for him when you were in Portland. You are insightful -- or should we use the word "influential"???? Great color either way.
So how is the superstition thing working for him? Are they still on a winning streak???

Monika said...

What a beautiful yarn! I love the colors! Lucky man!

cpurl17 said...

Ah, Manly yes, but I like it too.

Julie said...

That's some beautiful yarn! It'll make a great pair of man socks.

As for the knitting monogamy - you do realize that socks don't count, don't you?

Dave said...

Double yumm!!

"T" Van Hoecke said...

Beautiful yarn. I have a couple skeins of Lorna's Laces that I have been saving for when I get good enough at socks. I still haven't found the perfect pattern.
Have fun with those socks! I am not sure my hubby would wear a pair of multi colored socks.

Knit Mongrel said...

That yarn is stunning - you will love knitting with the Lornas. The colors are just delicious. And that one is great - I'm always looking for manly colors in her yarns to knit stuff for my husband. Can't wait to see how it comes out!

Dipsy said...

This yarn really looks to die for - the colours are more than beautiful!

turtlegirl76 said...

Mmm...penile inspired pr0n.