Monday, January 28, 2008
I got 2 balls of Noro yarn for my birthday. What to do with 2 balls??? I'm not on Ravelry, so I don't have the unlimited resources for finding out what others have done with it. I also have no idea how I came across this pattern, but while surfing one night... There it was. I can't even tell you who's blog the link came from. Thanks whoever it was.
Noro and I have a fickle relationship. Some things I've seen knit from it are fab. A couple of girls at Tuesday knitting group have knit lovely things from it. I've also seen things that didn't do anything for me. Another great reason to have many yarns to pick from.
I wasn't sure about the colour combo on this. Loved the burgundy, lime, chartreuse and olive. Wasn't wild about the peach. Luckily, there was only one repeat of this per ball.
Here is an up close of the ridges. I really like the way they don't pull out when you put it on. They stay nice and bumpy. Like rows of soil after the tiller has come through just before planting. Great texture.
Here is the little topper that is a simple I-Cord. I always need a "little something" to add onto hats to make them my own. 4 Stitches, about a meter long and the looped and sewed between layers. I didn't make quite as many rows as the pattern said. Didn't want the pointy part at the top, even though I like it. DD had it on, heading out to school this morning. Had to give that a stop. I haven't really broken it in yet. She opted for the purple felt again. Glad she has options.