I find it hard to comprehend, but the only manly sock-weight yarn I have in my stash turns out to be these two lonely balls of Jojoland Melody which I have had stashed forever. Mr B is not averse to wearing cheery socks, but would probably not appreciate any of the more enthusiastically coloured yarns I appear to own. In the interests of full disclosure, I do have this manly-coloured skein of Waterloo Wools Huron Fingering:
but just I can’t bring myself to use it for socks when it would make such a lovely shawl. This is why I have a stash, I suspect. Perhaps I should just frame it.
So anyway, once I use the Melody for the first pair of manly socks, I actually need to buy yarn. And because I am buying from scratch rather than using up stash, it will need to be free from animal fibres. This is going to be another aspect to the challenge I hadn’t counted on.