Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Noro is teh awesome

So, today, to distract you from my pitiful lack of progress on the scarf(4'10 *sigh*. I'm a slow knitter *and* I spent most of the day out. That isn't conducive to getting lots of knitting done) I'm going to talk about pretty yarn!

This is three skeins of Noro Blossom. It's about a worsted weight, 40% wool, 30% kid mohair, 20% silk and 10% nylon. It's also been discontinued for, I believe, about a year.

I went to my LYS Friday, to spend Christmas money on, what else, yarn! I took the opportunity to dig to the back of their highest shelves, and lo and behold, I found three skeins of Noro Blossom in this gorgeous colourway. I just want to look at it all the time, it's *that* pretty. It has an amazing texture, too. According to the LYSO, she never really carried this, so it must be leftovers from a special order for someone. With the three 70-yd skeins, I think I'll make a scarf(I love scarves, and wear them often as accessories) ...a simple stitch pattern that shows off the texture...perhaps the Yarn Harlot's One-Row Scarf on 9's? Something to muse on while working on that Hufflepuff Scarf(I'm way too instant-gratification for things this big and simple)

A question for anyone who comes around...Which do you think is better as a lace weight yarn...silk, Alpaca, or Merino? Is any fiber functionally better for lace than any other fiber?


Persuaded said...

Hope you had fun at the bookstore:-) Now get to work on that scarf, girlie!

As far as your question....sorry, haven't a clue!

MammyT said...

Hi there.
This yarn is beautiful. There are times when the fiber is so lovely I just leave it wound in a skein just to look at it, too. It will be fun to see how the colors come out in patterns on this one.
I have actually enjoyed the look of crochet with some of these texture-y yarns. I did a poncho in a "silt" stitch with a fairy-light nubbly boucle' that is really pretty. Do you ever crochet?
I think that silk is more stable for an open work lace stitch. The others are more "fuzzy". I have not made an open work item with any of these, but I have handled the yarns and that is my opinion -- for what it's worth.
I answered your comment with a comment on mY blog this time. (You must have read my list too fast; you missed a couple, sweetie.)
Love, Nancy