Impuls is the word i'd like to use in describing this situation. Listening to poscasts, reading blogs, I heard about the rave and got the crave for Socks that Rock. Several skeins walked into my stashroom, little indulgess in relatively exclusive yarn. Last week i was on a starting high and grabbed a couple of skeins, showed them to my husband to be and made him choose.
Lagoon, STR mediumweight.
And that brings me to one of the love factors. I LOVE the colors. They look just perfect in the skein. So perfect, i'm allmost affraid to knit with this yarn. What if i'm just not good enough to knit this yarn to it's full potential?
Impuls: casting on stockinette socks. I love knitting and wearing stockinette socks. I can grab them any time I want. At a meating, watching television, listening to podcasts. And they wear really great in boots.
Knitting with this yarn is though love. Love the pooling, love the stitches, but my hands... They just get really tired after a while. The yarn doesn't really have any stretch and likes to be knit on small metal needles. Not my favourite kind of needles. The result, however, is so worth the effort.
Concerns, while I knit the second sock. I have knit with STR before and both the pairs of socks have suffered severe colorloss after only a couple of washes. They do wear relatively well for 100% merino socks, at least, on my feet and are still one of my favourites. Let's hope hubby will get a lot wear out of these.