I wrote a post earlier this week, but didn’t post it. I have a really bad habit of leaving my camera on and draining the batteries…..and we didn’t have batteries in the house (actually, I did have them but they somehow disappeared – thanks, Andrew!). So I didn’t post pictures of my Embossed Leaves socks – will do that tomorrow. They look really great – I love the pattern.
I was showing Larry the socks (he’s got the whole “wow, those are really nice” thing down very well by now), and he mentioned that he really likes the pattern. I thought it was too girly for him, so I remembered seeing socks that would fit him better – Here There Be Dragon Socks by Theresa (Keyboard Biologist). I bought the pattern but don’t have yarn for it in the stash (amazing – I have a full tub of sock yarn and nothing that I think goes with the pattern).
I started looking around, and I just can’t find yarn that I like for it. I checked out Sophie’s Toes, Black Bunny Fibers, Cabin Cove, Koigu, Lorna’s Laces. Beautiful yarn, but just not the right green. I think a dark (but not too dark) green would be best, but most of the greens I’m seeing are bright, spring-y yarns. So I kept looking – Simply Socks, Knit Picks (they did have some in Essential, but it just seems so blah), Socks that Rock…. still nothing. I think a possibility might be Sock! in Sage, but just not sure.
Funny – I don’t think I’ve ever had this much trouble finding the right yarn for something. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood last night…hard to believe! So, any ideas?