MOTHBALLIN’ MONDAY: When memes collide…

While I was cleaning out my stash this week, I found some sock yarn inspired by a very special man who may be familiar to a few of you:

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A few years ago, Gentleman Caller had given me two skeins (!!) of sock yarn in a colorway inspired by the Purple Shirt of Sex from BBC’s Sherlock as consolation for my unsuccessful attempt to complete UMB’s math placement test.  I used one of the skeins to make a shawl as part of a knit swap, but that leaves me with a skein and a half to make…something.  I’ve since gotten through my algebra requirement and graduated…but I’d forgotten I had this yarn.

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Since I’m going on a yarn diet as part of Project 333, I wanted to make good use of this delicious skein.  After boy genius sock designer Josiah Bain favorited one of my pictures on Instagram, I looked into his designs and found his Mirror Socks.  I identified with Josiah’s musical inspirations (even though I’m not familiar with Ellie Goulding), and his elegant designs and use of garter stitch look cool.  On the other hand, I love Alana Dakos‘s Cosette Wrap, which would go well with some of the things I’m knitting for myself for the spring.

Which should I make?

Do you have any treasured skeins of yarn?

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