Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two Gentlemen in Fancy Socks

A few months ago, Brooklyn Bachelor Matthew noted the turn of the weather by saying the cooler air dictated wearing socks. I commented that sock weather is so much better with handmade socks! One thing led to another and before we knew it, we hatched a plan: one pair of handknit socks in exchange for a lovely dinner complete with drinks and dessert.

Gentlemen Pairs

Our plan got postponed with real life interruptions and now, the air is decidedly cooler. Like FREEZING, so YES, socks are definitely in order! Last night PhotoMan and I exchanged the socks for a lovely and delicious dinner with the Bachelor and OHS. Um, I might have had seconds on the Apple Crisp dessert, yes it was that yummy.

It's not often I repeat a knit project and to do two pairs of socks in a row in the same pattern speaks volumes for the genius that is Nancy Bush. Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks is so well written, so fun to knit and they look and feel great.

Fancy Gentlemen

PhotoMan's were knit using Zitron Trekking Pro Natura, a blend of 75% Wool, 25% Bamboo. I loved the pattern while making the green ones. So much so it was easy for me to choose the exact same pattern for the Bachelor, this time using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in a special colorway called "Cookie's Deep Dark Secret". That Lorna's Laces? Yea, it's a win. It will be back in my rotation for sure.

It was a fun evening filled with good wine, conversational banter and laughs, and my offer to to teach OHS to knit stands. What could be better than a whole drawer of handknit socks?

Gentlemen's Fancy Socks


Gale Bulkley said...

Those are great socks.

barefootrooster said...

i love this story. no pictures of dinner?! (i also love how this pattern looks. totally on my list.) go you for knitting 2 pair!

Katie M. said...

That sounds like a perfect trade. Great socks + great food = crafty heaven.

LICraftgal said...

Great socks!!! Love that pattern, must try it. And what a great barter exchange. Hmmm, must think of who I know I can barter with. You know you could be onto something big here.

Lauren said...

love those socks - it's so hard to find good patterns for men that aren't too boring to knit!

Anonymous said...

This is so great. And what great socks!

Anonymous said...

I'll cook dinner and deliver it too for a pair of socks.