Thanks everybody for your kind words and congrats. I dropped the pillows (cushions) at the gallery on Monday afternoon, and got very nervous. All these strangers will look at my work- oh no! But, it’s too late for that, so I went home to do some knitting!
Norovember - What a great idea. I adore Noro. The colors are great, the fibers are interesting. Sure, there are those annoying little knots with odd colors changes here or there, but- it is always magic!
So this was a great opportunity for me to get on with two projects I have wanted to do for a long time. Bradshaw in Iro from Noro knits (the short version), and a grown-up version of the Child's Rainbow from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. See Steph’s version of it here.
So I went to Fuzzy Mabel with a tip I got from Norovember mistress herself, and got Iro for a good price in color 40. I happen to love the colors. A well-meaning friend, (who is not always on the same wave length as me when it comes to color, and who is not a knitter) declared it swampy mud and rotten leaves, which is a description I find rather pleasant and organic. Go figure. One person’s medicine is another’s poison. We also have a saying that you can never argue about tastes and smells. The colors are very similar (oddly enough) to Dave's gorgeous pullover in Silk Garden #203. I love the colors. And I have plenty of Kureyon for the scarf.
Plus an idea I have for a mitered hat, which I got when I saw Holly playing with Noro Silk Garden color transitions.
In view of all the stash enhancements I saw on blog land after Stitches East, I thought I might do some Noro stash flashing, but I’d rather be knitting…
Actually, I really should be doing my paperwork. But you’ve heard me say that before, haven’t you? That paperwork is my nemesis. I’d rather be knitting…