Thursday, March 06, 2008

So I have been knitting incessantly with Malabrigo lately, but I surely have not forgotten about my 1st love NORO! ;o)

Earlier last month I did a very smooth & happy Canadian yarn trade on Ravelry for some more Noro Shinano

After doing my gloves and scholar collar I just couldn't get enough of it!! And not really sure what I will do with these 4 balls but just had to have some more!

This Shinano is in Color #9 with browns, greys and blacks in it, which is reminiscent of the colorway that I first worked in NORO that made me fall in love with it in Big Kureyon #20

It also has some blends of ink blue in it too. This yarn is 65% Wool and 35% Silk = soft. A lot of folks think Noro is rough. This yarn would prove them wrong!

So something yummy for next fall/winter will be produced out of it! ;o)

I finally fulfilled my urge (as everyone else's frenzy) and got some Noro Kureyon sock yarnCourtesy of my E.E. Scarf Swap Pal, Urban Knitrix who gave me a generous gift certificate! Thanks again! I also dropped in my e-cart a NORO pattern book that I have been lusting after as well! More coming down the pipeline about that too!

This colorway is #S188 and of course I picked it because of the beautiful purples!

Very much like Malabrigo, each skein of this particular sock yarn despite the same colorway # could be completely different from the other one!

Also, similar to the regular Kureyon it is 70% wool, but has 30% nylon for elasticity. It is very thin and not all that soft!! Mmmhh I won't be knitting up these socks until cold season as well, and when I have some more sock knitting under my belt with a heavier weight! ;op

My last, but my most favorite NORO showcase is Aurora!! I have been eyeing this yarn for awhile now and could never figure out what I could make out of it. Yes! I am one of those knitters that can't buy yarn unless I know what I am going to do with it! I just can't buy yarn all haphazardly like that! Haha! ;op

My fav LYS was having a 20% off sale on all Noro soooooooooo you know I had to get "something" ;op Haha!

And when I saw this yarn knitted up in a lace shawl, it became a no brainer for me!! :oD I plucked 3 balls immediately!

This yarn is a bit on the spunky side with glitter in it! I love the sparkle!!

It has 55% wool 20% Kid Mohair 20% Silk and 5% Polyester (that lovely twinkle!)This is in colorway #1 which has browns, creams, greys, deep pinks, and blacks in it. The extra ball I had to get separately to make the shawl as long as I wanted it even had hints of green in it! Whoa!

That Noro sure will surprise you!! This is such an impulse knit and I can't stop working on it!! :o)

It looks like I took over last month with Noro, well you do know this is Malabrigo March!! ;op

23 Comments:

  1. urbanknitrix said...
    Someone has been shopping!! Noro has such beautiful colors. I love the purple with the green in shte sock yarn. You have some yummy Noro yarns. Happy Knitting
    Emily said...
    I love the Aurora-- I hadn't seen that before. Looks nice! Don't be so afraid of sock knitting-- it's fun!
    Adrienne said...
    You know I'm going to end up ordering some right?!?! lol
    Blanche Knits in DC said...
    All that Noro is fantastic!! I might just have to try some now! I knit on the metro this morning.. and what did I knit.. My Malabrigo scarf.. It's SOO soft and I love it :) YUMMY!
    Cas... said...
    Yarn Porn! Woo Hoo! You should get a commission for advertising! You do such a great job of selling it to other needlecrafters! One day I will get some when I decrease my stash substantially! LMAO! I don't know how soon that will be!
    Trillian42 said...
    Curse you! I've had no interest in the Noro Sock Yarn before now, but that colorway is GORGEOUS.

    As is the rest of it - you find the best Noro!
    melissaknits said...
    I've been very tempted by Aurora. Also by Kureyon sock. Maybe today I will give in...I can say it was a fever...
    Emily said...
    Wow. You are in Noro heaven. I hope to try that Noro sock yarn soon.
    QueenDBW said...
    YUMMY!!! I love Noro!! The scarf that I made my hubby (from my first blog post) is in Transitions #19...sigh...heavenly...
    del said...
    I love me some Noro, so I understand. Some Ravelers were talking about the sock yarn & said it softens after washing. That's definitely on my to-buy list!
    Bev Love said...
    Good shopping girl. Now you must get your sock knitting on.
    k_purls2 said...
    I like the Aurora. been wondering about the sock yarn, so I"m interested in seeing how things turn out. I have a sweaters worth of Silk Garden, but am clueless.
    Jeanine said...
    I'm curious to see how you like working with the sock yarn. I fondled some in my LYS awhile back.
    kim said...
    Wow, that is quite the Noro stash you have there. I especially like the sparkly one and can't wait to see the shawl. I think it will be beautiful.
    Knitaholictoo said...
    Noro is a great surprise. I actually washed it in the machine, (cold water, delicate and dry flat) and it turn out really nice! I'm anxious to see how the sock weight goes!
    chanknits said...
    I fondled the Noro Sock yarn when Wendy was down, and decided it was too rough. I still want to try Silk Garden... I have two skeins from last summer...

    That Aurora is beautiful! Can't wait to see...
    Nelly Knits said...
    the aurora is beautiful. can't wait to see the shawl...i might have to stop at my LYS on the way home from work and look/buy some noro myself.
    NikkiJ said...
    I just got my first two balls last weekend. The anticipations of discovering how my little project will turn out is killing me. So much so that I got up at 5:30 a.m. to cast on before going to work.
    tina said...
    Definitely good yarn came in your door!!!

    Get Knittin!
    diddlinaknits said...
    Wow! look at all the yummy yarn :) You will be keeping busy :)
    Twisted Knitter said...
    I'm right there with you on the NORO love! I promise that the Noro sock yarn softens. :-) That is THE colorway I have been waiting to arrive at the shop.
    Janet Richards said...
    I can't wait to see what you make with these lovies - especially the socks and the Aurora in Lace. :)
    Rosi G. said...
    Noro does have lots of nice yarns! My coworker who I taught sock-knitting to gifted me her skein of Noro sock yarn. she hated it. I haven't done anything with it yet so we'll see. It IS kinda rough.

    That last picture: the Noro looks like it's making a face at you!

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