- they are a ecret-say istmas-Chray resent-pay so I am knitting with a timeline in mind
- the pattern isn't super easy - I actually have to pay attention to what row I am on! and I love it, and I am many inches into it (I have been in denial about the macho-ness of the colour, and have soldiered on , hoping it would magically transform into a very butch orange ... but no luck yet!)
- this is the second time I have selected a girlie colour for a manly man (am I on cr*ck or just oblivious to what boys like?)
I have tried to macho the sock up by referring to it as "Planked Salmon" socks, as "Brown and Orange" and justifying their colouring by saying that the recipient wears a lot of the earth tones, and is quite free in his choice of colours -- but whenever I look at what I have created, I think "those would be a great chick-sock". Problem is they are size. 11. man's. and I have invested 3 evenings of knitting into this pair so far, and 2 evenings into the pink pair I tried before. Tick! Tick! Tick!
This sock may be destined to be fingerless gloves for me, or a non ecret-say resent-pay after istmas-chray ... but for now, it has been abandoned. No frogging for it! (this is my concrete frog ... I thought he looked pretty this evening ... and a cheery pic of Fall colours!)A new ball of Austerman was bought today ... colour #5 (a very manly shade of "Torf" - which I am loosely translating to mean "turf" - and what is manly-er than dirt?) The other colours were "Dune" (I thought Dune was macho ... but according to my sources, the Dune is a peachy colour!) and "Brombeer" (what is more testosteroney than Beer, I ask? Who knew it would be pink?). Hopefully, this will be "the" colour, very tough looking, and suited to a man.
Crap! Why can't they magically be one of these gorgeous shades of orange? any of these pretty oranges would do!
I love Fall ... and pumpkins are one of my favorite things ... that and Fall colours -- if I get out and about tomorrow , there may be some Fall colours pictures plastered on the blog (Torf reminds me of a Fall day - blue sky, pumpkins and fall foliage! a perfect colour range for manly socks! perfect for a man!)