Sunday, July 08, 2007

Bad daughter?

So, I was going to start some socks for my Dad with that Lorna's Laces he wanted, but then I wound the skein up:
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock

Now I don't want to give this yarn away any more! Look how pretty! I want it all for me me me! This is the problem with trying to knit gifts out of your stash, it's mostly all yarn I've picked out because I wanted it for myself.

So I started these other socks for my Dad out of a Mark + Kattens cotton blend yarn instead:
Toe-up for Dad

I have all kinds of excuses for why I'm not making them out of the Lorna's Laces - these new ones will be sturdier, he probably won't even remember which yarn he picked out, he'll like this cool self-patterning stuff. But I feel a little guilty. Maybe I'll make him two pairs.


yarnophiliac said...

Well, it WAS a little feminine after all, right? ;)

Batty said...

Yes, the pastel-y colors really weren't suitable for a guy. You better knit something for yourself out of that yarn!

Kate said...

It's okay, that Marks & Katten yarn is magical anyway. I made a pair of socks for my daughter - first-ever socks by me - and they match each other *precisely*. Which was totally unplanned and just a case of karma smiling upon me... but perhaps some of the magic will rub off on your dad, too.

Kathy said...

Oh don't feel guilty. I do it too!

danielle said...

I agree with Batty...just tell your dad that you were afraid that the LL yarn was too feminine looking and you wanted to make sure he'd end up with something that will make him happy. :-)

I love the kitty in the background of the picture of your replacement sock, though. Too cute.