|The Noro "Department"|
We are so happy to see all the new Noro that finally arrived yesterday! Now our Noro "department" is full of new fun yarns and colors to choose from! The first new beauty.....Tanabata a bulky weight texture-y, boucle-y, cotton, nylon, rayon, wool, and silk (whew! theres alot of fun stuff in there). It's $11.99 a skien and has about 88 yards per ball. This one looks so fun! I really like the blueish shade. It makes me think of seaglass scattered across the sand at the beach :) I think this would make a really fun scarf, but it can also be fun in a little vest like the one below in the picture..... something to just throw on over a camisole for the summer. This one is from the new Noro booklet #29.
Next up....this one is really cool, Nobori. Nobori is another bulky weight with cotton, nylon, wool, and silk. It has a kindof bumpy texture with a tape yarn applied on it. Very unique looking, very bright fun colors. I took a picture up close too so you can see the texture because I don't think my description does it justice. Its also very soft and squishy. This would make a really warm scarf or cowl. I'm pretty sure you could get it out of one ball, it has good yardage approx. 181 yards! I also took a picture from the Noro #29 booklet of a sleeveless top and a little bag out of Nobori. Pretty cute. This yarn is $19.99 a ball.
For all you sock yarn lovers we now have Taiyo Sock! We've really been looking forward to this one! Its just like the regular Taiyo, it has cotton, wool, nylon, and silk, but in a fingering weight. Taiyo Sock is $18.99 a ball and has about 462 yards so there is plenty for a pair of socks. This would also be great for those fun little shawlettes! We have many Stephen West shawlette patterns like Clockwork, or Daybreak that would be perfect. Speaking of Stephen West, one of our long time customers, Patricia, just finished one of his patterns called Herbivore. She used 1 ball of Colinette Jitterbug...so gorgeous! Gotta love that Jitterbug! I just love to see show n tell. There are so many talented knitters out there. So inspiring :D. ooops! sorry....short attention span hahahaha that happens alot with me around all this yarn. I almost forgot to tell about the 4 new colors of worsted weight Taiyo. Here's a picture because they are too pretty to describe!
|New colors of Taiyo worsted|
|Pretty Herbivore Shawl!!|
Last (but not least) in the New Noro we have Aya. This one is really pretty, kind of similar to Silk Garden as far as thickness and texture. It has a blend of cotton, wool, and silk. We have 5 beautiful vibrant colors to choose from! I like them all....sometimes with Noro the colors can be alittle crazy (I'm not a fan of that scary yellow they put in some of their yarns) but these are very pleasing to look at. I think it might be hard to choose a color! I included a picture below of a very stunning jacket out of Aya from Noro Flowers 2 book....Wow! That one is eye catching! Also, another cute vest with a pretty eyelet lace (from Noro booklet #29).
Well thats all our new stuff so be sure to come on down a check this out!! Wayyy better in person! All this new fun stuff has kept me busy which is a beautiful thing :) If I run out of things to do I start thinking of new projects....which can be dangerous! The other day I was staring at the Madelinetosh (yeah I know I'm taking about it again! haha) and this really pretty color of Tosh Sock called out to me (Copper Penny) I just cant stand it, its coming home with me. I NEED to make this Sugar n Cream Cowl by Never Not Knitting! I know, I know another cowl....but I love them! I just finished one out of Berroco Glitz too. I made it from 3 balls. Its like a piece of jewelry, so pretty and sparkley! It slightly tapers at the top so it hangs nice around your neck. I wrote a pattern for it too, it comes free with the yarn, and its super easy. Thats about all I can do today. I hope Joan is having a blast at her weaving class! I know she'll come back refreshed and full of more weaving knowledge ;)
|before the knitting...|
|......after haha! wanna cast on now! |