With my copy of the boxer pattern in hand and while you are all anticipating the arrival of your copy of said same pattern. This is the yarn I have decided to use.
For everything but the waistband and fly I am using Cascade "Heritage" finger weight sock yarn in black. It's 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon. I knitted up a guage swatch today (yes mommy, my homework is finished) and I have to say it knits like a dream. So far it has no tendency for splitting and glides along the Hiya Hiya's. Me's be happy so far.
For the fly and waist band I am using Louisa Harding "kashmir baby" in pewter blue. Again these were the color choices of the recipient. They work but not much flair (I shall never understand what goes on through the head of these straight boys but he's a great friend of mine and we have to humor these people even if they DO walk funny).
Anyhow, as far as I am concerned I am all in place and considering a week from Saturday for a start date. Y'all feel free to share info.
May all your 'tension' be consistant,