Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I Get It

Okay, I get it. I get why you all like Noro so much. I've always passed the Noro in the shops and thought "Why do all the bloggers love this stuff so much? The colours are wacky, the thickness inconsistent and it's rough as all hell." Well, I get it now. Noro is great -- it just has to find the right project. And here it is:

Child's Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Noro Kureyon in two different coloured balls (I threw out the bands, so I can't tell you which numbers)
Needle: U.S. #9 aluminum
Mods: none
Comments: This pattern is GENUIS. It really plays out the sheer craziness of the Noro colour combos and it's a real crap-shoot as to if portions of the scarf are going to look like vomit. I started one ball from the outside and one from the centre-pull (just because) and I think I ended up getting a much better colour combo than if I'd gone the other way. Now I want to do this over and over again just to see what combos I can get. I was really addicted to knitting this scarf and I'm sad it's over.

In other news, as you can see, my camera is back from its trip to Florida, as is my husband. So, hopefully, post-Halloween of course, things will be less stressful around here soon. Hopefully.


mamaloo said...

I too, have been resisting Noro's siren song. Seeing a knit-sister fall to the yarn's tempting ways is devestating. What will I do with all those socks I've started? I'm just starting to get over my self-patterning sock yarn obsession and delve headlong into a random stripey sock yarn obsession! I don't know if I would survive buying a couple skeins of Kureyon!

Lolly said...

A very cute scarf! I love Noro! I have only worked with it once - Silk Garden - and I fell in love. I am hoping to pick up some more soon.

Ramona said...

Very pretty!

Dipsy D. said...

Yep, I agree - this yarn is certainly perfect for the scarf you did with it. It looks stunning, I totally love the pattern you used as well as the colorline. Great job!