Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Yikes! Stripes!

Through my daily lurking of Ravelry, I came across these lovelies. And because of the beauty that is Ravelry, I was led to other darling examples.

So with that in mind, my daily lurking of Etsy produced...

Soothsayer

Envy

They are both self-striping sock yarn from LoveSticks. (It's reasons like this that I just adore Etsy!) As you can see they're both pretty darling. I thought my decision for which to use for my stripy knee-highs would be easier once I saw them in person. It wasn't.

That's why I am going to let you make the decision. For the first time in knitting lemonade history, there is a poll. I am putting the future of my leggy happiness in the hands of my readers, because let's face it...y'all have impeccable taste.


So poll away! I can't wait to see the results.

21 comments:

rachel iufer said...

this was a hard decision for me, those yarns are gorgeous! i can see why this needed to be polled :)

sulafaye said...

Ooo, envy looks like a lighter version of the skein you sent me (not that I'm trying to influence any kind of decision...)!!!

Bobbi said...

oh! I love that Envy. But I do have a green fetish!

WandaWoman said...

It's really too hard to decide.

Stephanie said...

Is there some reason that BOTH weren't a choice? I mean...you can make more than one pair of knee highs right? ;o) I voted for the envy though..probably because I am green with it over your new yarns :o) I can't wait to see what you make!

Erin said...

I love it when you post. It makes me all happy inside. Love them both--voted for Envy.

Ashley said...

DEFINITELY Envy. (I'm in a green place right now.)

Kaet said...

both are absolutely wonderful! but i placed my vote, and so far i am in the majority! lets see if it stays that way...

Alex said...

Envy is goorgeous!

Nonnahs said...

yay for stripey knee highs! Envy. Definitely.

Romi said...

Envy! ::drool::

Zonda said...

I go for Envy too! I've got an order in with her, can't wait to get mine! Soothsayer is pretty too, but Envy just says knee highs to me! ;)

delovely said...

Thanks to you, I just bought sock yarn on Etsy. "Bye bye money, hello yarn" should be my motto.

Heather Joins The Round said...

I'm voting for Envy! Both are fantastic, but I think a more subtle horizontal strip will be awesome in knee-highs.

Chris said...

Both! I can't vote both, so I didn't do the poll...

Yaya said...

Wow, I am definitely in the minority! I really like Soothsayer. There's just something about the pop of green against the other softer colors that screams stripy socks to me.

But hey they're stripy socks so either one will be fun!

tiennie said...

Ooh pretty! Can't wait to see the results are.

Jeff said...

The green. But I'm a "Treehugger."

a friend to knit with said...

Hmmm........I voted for Soothsayer....I figured that would be everyone elses choice too....but no, so far it is envy!
I just think the bold stripes of the soothsayer would be a great look............looking forward to the end result!

vera said...

oh it's too difficult! I can't choose...
Hmmm, the poll is sooo close at the moment! Guess it won't help you very much if the results are 50/50, hey? ;0)

Jess said...

I live Envy more for knee socks. I think different shades of one color would be better. Otherwise, there is a lot going on and it's easy for them to be 'too much'.