Mostly, I love Noro because nobody does color like they do...rich, vibrant, deep, saturated, luxurious color.
Designing With NoroI was reviewing the latest Noro design book - Knit Noro Accessories 2
I was realizing how difficult it can be to successfully work with vibrant, multi-colored yarns. From the cover photo, which I found drab and uniteresting and then as I started paging through the projects in this new book, I was thinking that most of the designers had no idea what they were doing. I was starting to think, there would only be a few hat designs worth making in the entire book.
But I continued to look and it's clear that Noro put all the good designs toward the end of the book!
Jacqueline van Dillen's Brickstich Scarf in Silk Garden creates a sumptuous scarf in beautiful colors:
Lisa Craig has a rich red and pink cowl also done in Silk Garden that I think is fantastic:
I was thrilled to see that Charles Voth had a gloriously interesting and beautiful scarf, called Tuck Stitch Scarf (I will definitely be making this) - also done in Silk Garden:
Two other great designs are an Art Deco Wrap by Cheryl Murray and a great Peruvian Chullo hat by Matthew Shrank.
Definitely a book I'm glad to have in my library!
Current KnittingI'm actively working on two projects at the moment...trying to finish the Easton Logo blanket and also trying to test out a design using the Pinterest lace stitch I mentioned in the last blog entry.
Who would have believed adding 15" borders to a blanket would have taken so long? I decided I wanted the finished blanket to be 70" x 90", so that it would be the suggested size for a single/twin bed.
And despite seemingly endless knitting, I'm not even finished with the first long border.
For the Broomstick Lace Ripple stitch, Bill Miner gave me the clue I needed to get me started when he wrote in comments:
Joe, just read your last post. I did a google search of Eyla Orgu Sedef and found a U-tube video showing this crochet stitch. Unfortunately, its in what I think is Turkish which I don't understand. The video is very clear and with your talents you may be able to figure it out.The following video shows in a clear enough way how to do this stitch...
so I'm trying it on a larger scale with 340 stitches.
We'll see how it works out!