Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thinking About My Sockpal!

Upon seeing all of the updates on Alison's blog, I began thinking about my sockpal socks. The only guidance she sent, as I think I mentioned before, was wool or wool blend, and machine washable. I decided to use Lorna's Laces, and picked up two skeins of Mother Lode on Monday.

Pretty, isn't it? It caught my eye immediately. A very nice employee at the LYS was assisting me by pulling the LL out of a bin crampacked with LL and Koigu and said, "Do you see anything that appeals to you?" I replied that I was making the socks for someone I don't know. She laughed and said, "I thought you were going to say that you were making them for someone you don't like! If that were the case, I would have told you not to use Lorna's Laces!" Indeed.

Then I wondered if perhaps these colors were either too fall-ish or just not crowd pleasers generally. I remembered that I have some LL in the Seaside colorway in my stash.


So, what do you think, gentle readers? Mother Lode or Seaside?

34 Comments:

Blogger Bitterknitter said...

That is really a tough call, but I would say Seaside, simply because it would go with more, being mostly blue to grey. You have one lucky sock pal, Laura!

2:18 PM  
Blogger kris said...

both are incredibly beautiful! for some reason i'm very attracted to the seaside ones. so, so pretty.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Motherlode.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Mother Lode, definitely. I'm not crazy about the paleness in Seaside.

2:27 PM  
Blogger christine said...

Never one to turn down an opportunity to vote, I pick Mother Lode....a personal favorite. Wish I were your sock pal......;(

2:32 PM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

I agree with bitterknitter that Seaside seems as if it would match with more. It's hard to say, if you don't know what colors your sockpal prefers, however! Which color would you prefer for yourself? ;)

2:36 PM  
Blogger margene said...

They are both very pretty! She'll love either one!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Carola said...

Both are pretty but funny - I think Motherlode is more on the autumn scale. My favourite is therefore Seaside, love the name, love the colours! (Maybe I'm your pal ;-))

2:56 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Oooh , they're both so pretty, but for me - I'm going with the Motherlode! (you can make the Seaside for me, though, if you really can't decide and want to make both)

3:05 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, tough choice. I really don't think you can go wrong with either one. But I lean a bit more toward Mother Lode.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

I'm going through a purple phase, so I have to go with Motherlode. I just cast on my first Lorna's laces socks last night. Oh my... that's good yarn.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Sorry to be unhelpful but I like them both!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motherlode. Save the Seaside just in case you get my name sometime (grin)

4:27 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yarn porn. can't decide which is yummier. lucky girl you are!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Just make one sock in motherlode and the other in seaside, it would put an end to all your debating. I like Seaside the best, but I'm sick of purple right now.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Both are gorgeous, but I'm drawn to the mother lode.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

you can't go wrong. i like them both a lot, but i have a slight preference for seaside.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Motherlode

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Renata said...

You are getting sleepy....you are giving me the Lorna's Laces....and I will give you STR....

5:39 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I don't think you could possibly go wrong with either of them. I love purple, so of course, I'd pick motherlode... Lucky sockpal!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Seaside. Although to choose between two LL colorways is almost physically painful for me...

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Both are gorgeous, but I think the Motherlode -- it has such a nice range of colors that it should pair beautifully with all sorts of things.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Motherlode. But then if anything has purple or red, it always gets my vote.

Didn't your sockpal say what colors she/he liked? (I don't know how these sock pal things work.)

7:05 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Both are really pretty, but I really like the Seaside.
I thought I was being all "easy" and didn't specify anything for my sockpal - I hope she's not stressing!

7:27 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

You definitely hit the Mother Lode with that one!! ;-) I think they're both really pretty... Seaside is more of a subtle and demure beauty, whereas Mother Lode is...well... aptly named. ;-) You know I'm not a big purple fan myself, but even so, I find myself undeniably drawn to Mother Lode. I love the rich and regal colorway, but I think either way, your sock pal is going to be one happy girl!! Take care, Miss L! :-)

7:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Seriously, they are both gorgeous. I don't think you can go wrong!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

are you sorry you asked? LOL! looks like people are split on this decision. I say, if you bought seaside because you liked it for yourself, keep it for yourself! you're not being selfish, because after all, sockpal is getting Lorna's Laces, and you can't go wrong there (as so many have already pointed out).

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motherlode is gorgeous, but so is Seaside. I still vote Motherload :) not too autumnal at all. ~meg inchbyinch

11:28 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I definitely like them both. But I think I like the motherlode best. Hmmm...I think I'm a little jealous of Laura's sock pal!

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Tina said...

I'd knit the sea-side socks, and then keep them for myself! Love that colour!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Yeah, what everyone else said - I like them both! But, if pressed, I say go with the Mother Lode. It is so rich and lovely!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Ramona said...

Seaside! I'm not usually attracted to blues but I love those colors

2:37 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

I love them both. I have some socks made up in Seaside, if you want to see what they look like. They're posted in this entry:
http://nownormaknits2.typepad.com/now_norma_knits_2/2006/02/things_that_mak.html

1:27 PM  
Blogger Atla said...

They're both beautiful! I think I would go for seaside, though.

But.... if for some reason you can't decide, and get frustrated, we're all open to another contest ;)

11:51 PM  

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