Lace For Men
A couple of the male lace knitters on Ravelry have been experimenting with lace garments for men.
I think wearing fine-gauge lace that I made for myself would be great, however, I'm not the kind of guy that can get away with wearing something funky and bold without looking like an incredible geek.
That leaves me with trying to create some intricate lace project in dark, muted colors that would still show off the lace, but also wouldn't be so bright that folks would gape in astonishment. I also don't look that great in blacks and browns and beiges.
Anyone know of any laceweight yarns that come in deep, somber shades of blues or reds or purples? I think a nice wide scarf would be perfect.
Speaking of lace that I couldn't wear, I have made a lurch in progress on the Promenade dans le Fôret lace project that I started this past weekend.
The picture sucks because I forgot to bring blocking pins with me to pose the lace appropriately, but I've completed 12 more rounds and I'm up to round 58. Each round is already up to 400 stitches and growing.
Also speaking of laces, I decided to subscribe a German knitting magazine called Anna and got my first issue.
Unfortunately no interesting lace projects, but it has quite a few interesting knit designs.
I got back behind the Robin wheel again after a small, unplanned hiatus.
I'm almost halfway through this lovely blue spinning project. The singles are quite fine, and I'm looking forward to working with the resulting yarn. If I ever finish.
And I better, because now I have another Black Bunny Fiber product waiting in the wings.
This is a beautiful batch of corriedale roving dyed in a colorway that Carol calls Sweet Tart...I'm only hoping she didn't name it after me, but the candy.
Regarding vacation, Carol asks, "How did Nico survive?"
I think this is the third time we've left him with our highly qualified pet sitter (actually, she comes to our house once a day to feed and love Nico). I think Nico is getting used to it, and perhaps even enjoying our absence. He was a little more affectionate when we got home, but not totally needy like that last couple of times.
c meir writes, "I can't tell whether the lace project is green or yellow or in the colorway, but it will go lovely with your new tan!"
Funny you should mention this. On the hank, this yarn looks like an antique gold to me, but when I wound it and starting knitting, it is mostly green with a lot of yellow. Quite vibrant and still rich looking, but even with a tan, I wouldn't be able to wear this without looking completely jaundiced.