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Seeking Yarn July 3, 2007

Filed under: crafty goodness,knitting — Diana @ 9:03 am

I am on a quest to make my husband a scarf (and possibly hats and mittens) for our trip to Ireland in December.

A few months ago, I bought a lovely silk/merino/something else blend in a lovely blue, with some ivory for contrasting (I’ll be doing thin stripes a la the Harry Potter pattern I am currently making for my sister – I am digging the two-sided thing).  Last night, while I was working on my sister’s scarf, he mentioned that the wool I’m using for that is a bit rough (I only agree because I am not a wool fan – it makes me itchy, and I tend to like the cotton stuff.)  I had knit up a few rows of his scarf, and had him rub his neck with it a few times.  The verdict?  It’s “kinda rough”.

Damn.

So, I am looking for suggestions for a new yarn.  I’m guessing that he is as sensitive to wool as I am, so I’m thinking not that.  This is a man that is VERY sensitive to tactile things (yes, K, even more so than I am!).  He even wears his boxers inside out because he doesn’t like the tag and elastic feel.  So, something beautiful, warm, and soft for my boy.  Thoughts??

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One Response to “Seeking Yarn”

  1. firefly8868 Says:

    My son is similarly sensitive to tactile things, and always cuts labels out of shirts/t-shirts because they annoy him.

    I made him a hat a scarf at Christmas out of Suri Merino by Plymouth yarns, and he loved the feel. He lives in California, so even in a warmer climates it remains soft and wearable.

    Good luck in your quest.

    Warmest,
    firefly


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