Picture it readers, a shivering, knitless Ben, looking imploringly at the jumper I’m knitting him, silently berating me for knitting for another man and his current lack of new knit wear.
(OK, maybe I’m hamming this up just a tiny bit for dramatic effect 😉 )
As Drifter is too large and complicated to take on the train for my commuting knitting, I gave the lovely Ben the choice of my sock yarn stash.Unfortunately the man has great taste and zoomed in on this lovely yarn that I had snaffled up to use for myself!
It’s Jawoll Magic by Lang..
I’ve not knit with this sock yarn before, normally sticking to the durable workhorse of Regia but I was pleasantly surprised. It felt very thin when I started and I wondered it the tension would be off but it seems to fluff up a bit as you knit with it and the tension was OK.
I was also concerned about getting the stripes in the socks to match – I know there is serious debate amongst serious sock knitters about “Twin socks” vs. “Fraternal socks”. It is really uncomfortable for me if they don’t match – I am firmly on the “Twin Sock” side. I’m certainly not OCD in a clinical sense but if there is a “normal line”, I’m definitely one small step over on the OCD side! Fortunately, Lang yarns cater for obsessives like me and the seemingly random colour progressions started again, exactly half way through the ball 😀
Three weeks of train journeys and lucky Ben was able to excitedly try on his new socks – even Dr House (Hugh Laurie) was excited!! (Reruns of House are my current fave knitting TV)
Here’s a better shot of Ben’s new socky loveliness…
And slightly more stylish modelling…
Ben is now happy and I’ve bought myself some time to finish his Drifter 🙂
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Ben’s Shivering and Knitless socks|
|Pattern:||Regia free sock pattern|
|Yarn:||Lang Jawoll Magic|
|Washing and Wearing:||Not washed this superwash yet – I’ll keep you posted|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes, yes, yes|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||none|