Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Noro Newbie

Sunday I decided to get my yarn back into the bins in which it belongs. This turned out to be problematic. Even though I've been working from the stash whenever possible, it seems I have more than when I started... Perhaps the yarns are mating?

Anyway, this realization that the stash had grown was just the excuse I needed to dig into my first ever project with Noro. I mean I have to use the yarn in the stash right? (Never you mind that it hasn't even been in there long enough to find itself a nice niche. It's stash yarn.)

What is responsible for my leap into Noro after three years of crochet? Three words: Silk Garden Sock. I'd never seen it before, and fell instantly in love with this colorway of purples, blues, and greens. Yum! I snapped up enough to make a shawl and crossed my fingers that the right pattern to show off the colors would appear. Ravelry to the rescue and I'm now crocheting away. Look how nicely it lays out the colors!When I pulled this from my work bag this morning I heard ooos and aaaahs from the ladies nearby. I love it when that happens! They were as fascinated as I am with the way the colors are moving across the shawl. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens as it gets bigger. Of to crochet. See ya!

8 comments:

Julie said...

I love the color combination! I can't wait to see the finished shawl.

Elisa said...

I almost bought that exact same yarn tonight! Love the colors. Did you see the white/tan Noro sock yarn? That's the one that screams 'shawl' to me. I'm thinking about doing the sock yarn shawl (on my Rav page)

SleepyEyes said...

Oooh, la la! Gigi, that shawl (color and all) is just YOU! Oh, man, I need to get some of that Silk Garden sock yarn. The other one is nice, but not as soft. Soo great!!

Amanda said...

yummmm. i do love me some noro!

Jane said...

That is truly gorgeous - I love it!!
Best wishes, Jane

Zuleika said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors. I hope I'll be able to step into Noro waters soon.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty - love the colorway

Erica said...

Ooooooh, pretty! I'm working on a Clapotis in this colorway-it's supposed to be a gift but the further along I get, the more I think MINE!