Nono, don't click away from this site! You're on the right blog!
(Provided, of course, that you're looking for Dove Knits. If you're looking for stamp collecting blogs, this is, indeed, the wrong blog.)
I know what you're thinking -- Dove doesn't DO monochrome. In fact, I don't generally do any color that isn't
Well, it turns out that my dad's feet get cold at home, so I was asked to knit a pair of warm house socks for him.
Now, my dad, unlike my husband, is very, erm, traditional in his color choices. He goes for black, navy, gray, dark brown, and beige, mostly. Sometimes a deep burgundy, if he's feeling adventurous.
So basically, nothing from my stash was going to work, and the rule of not buying any more yarn had to be broken. Off to Joann's I went to get some Classic Merino -- and black just made the most sense. The remnants of my gift certificate and the sale on Classic Merino made these socks free, and we like free.
The pattern, of course, is Thuja, a very elegant pattern that's perfect for my dad. On size 5 needles, I finished the pair in two nights.
Photographed here on Dad's Russian newspaper. I hope he likes them.