Sunday, October 19, 2008

Manly enough?

I have a deep and abiding love for Noro Silk Garden. In fact, a significant portion of my stash (almost a quarter of it) consists of Silk Garden. I usually only buy it when it's on sale or from eBay, since my budget wouldn't be able to handle buying much of it at full price. Over the past couple of years, I've managed to acquire a few skeins in darker colourways, colourways that fall far outside my usual palette of bright and pretty colours.

Noro Striped Scarf_01

Not that I don't like the darker colours, they're just not the first things I'd reach for.

Noro Striped Scarf_02

So what to do with these orphan non-girly skeins? How about a manly Noro Striped Scarf?

Noro Striped Scarf_03

The only man in my life worth knitting for at present is of course my dad, so I'm thinking that this might make a nice Christmas present for him. The thing is, there are a couple of less-manly sections in the scarf, such as the one right here with the pink and green.

Noro Striped Scarf_04

Looking at the scarf as a whole, I think it's plenty manly enough, and it's received positive reviews from at least one man (my coworker who was in the car with me when I finished the scarf on the way home from a conference). I'm posting these photos mostly for the benefit of my mom and sister, who get final say over whether the scarf can be gifted. What do you think?

Noro Striped Scarf_06

(This scarf used 2 skeins of colourway 86, 1 skein of 82, and 1 skein of 88)


Nell said...

Totally manly enough!

Karen said...

I think that scarf would be great for your dad! Like you said, you can't look at just the less-manly sections, and make a judgement about the scarf. On the whole, I think it looks great, and would look great on your dad.

Marie said...

I vote 'Yay'. I think it's a great scarf for a man.