Thursday, November 20, 2008

Closing In

Last weekend I was at the beach and from our condo you could see the turtles sunning across the lake/pond. There numbers continued to increase as the day went on. They were there for hours and then all of a sudden they dove into the water.

One of our lys's, the Hook 'N Needle, has Noro Silver Thaw, Iro and Kochoran on sale for 50% off. I didn't think much about it until I went to the Knitting Fever website and couldn't find the Silver Thaw listed. Mom went by the store today and picked up enough for two sweaters.

Noro Kochoran

Noro Iro

She pays more attention to the stash than I realized and saw that in one color of Silver Thaw I have only two skeins. She's going back tomorrow to pick up 5 more so that I'll have enough for a sweater.

I've been practicing project monogamy and it is working great. I've finished all of the pieces for the Belted Wrap Jacket with the exception of the belt. I completed the sleeves at the beach last weekend and wrapped up the collar yesterday.

There's lots of blocking to be done and I'm going to have to break down and buy some wool wash to get that task accomplished. None of the yarn shops in this area carry wool wash. I find that amazing given the amount of yarn they sell and the number of knitters in the area. If it gets here in time I plan to finish this sweater during the Thanksgiving break.

For my next project I'm going to knit the Mr. Greenjeans from Knitty in Noro Silver Thaw, color 12. Mom, like Kathy, thought this would be a good color. I wear jeans a lot of the time and this will work perfectly with my current wardrobe. While I was selecting colors for this sweater, I found two 15 skein bags of Kureyon that I'd completely forgotten about. They are similar colorways and one seems to be a more toned down version of the other. My next couple of sweaters will probably come from the Noro stash. It's a good way to add color to your wardrobe, so don't be surprised if this becomes a Noro Knit blog for a while.


cici said...

I have become monogamous in my knitting as well. It works better for me. At least I will get a FO. Noro is my favorite, I would love to find it on sale.

Kathy said...


I have always liked Mr Greenjeans, but the lace work intimidates me! I cannot wait to see yours. Noro Noro noro! What a great sale your mom hit! Wahoo!

Im always monogamous in my knitting, or I feel guilty! Happy Sunday.

evergreenknits said...

Hi Beverly,

Thanks so much for leaving me a comment and entering my Woodland Collar contest. I'd like to send you a copy of the pattern. Could you send me an email (evergreenknits[at]gmail[dot]com) so that I can send you the pattern pdf?