Sunday, September 23, 2012

Adventures in Noro

I started to title this post “Knitting With Crack” because that’s what knitting with Noro is like.  Addicting.  Totally addicting.  All I want to do is knit so I can see what the next color change is going to be and I find myself digging into my ball of yarn to see what’s coming up.   

What am I knitting?  It’s Kay Gardiner’s Mitered Crosses Blanket for Japan blanket and I’m using the called for Noro Silk Garden.  The crosses are knit in Noro Silk Garden with a natural colored log cabin border, also in Noro Silk Garden.  I have to admit to feeling a bit letdown when I get to the log cabin border or “frame” because as much as I like to log cabin, those color changes in Noro #269 just aren’t as much fun.  But they do an exceptional job of setting off the colored crosses.  Here’s what I mean……

 Both crosses are knit from the same skein of yarn.  Just look at that!  Not all skeins are that dramatic but it’s still interesting and fun.  I’m really glad that I chose to use a variety of different colorways and I’m knitting it as it comes – no snipping or clipping colors here!

This has turned out to be perfect summer knitting.  It’s small and easy to take along even though there’s a bit of cutting the yarn and sewing in of ends.

Square production has slowed down for the time being.  I ran out of the #269 for the log cabin border but I've restocked.  My friend, Betsy, and I are doing a knit-a-long together, and I have a baby shower on October 5 (twins!).  But I always have a square in my knitting bag.  The perfect odd moments knitting.