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The Temptations of Noro

To break the monotony of my cowl addiction I succumbed to Noro colors again:

Noro Colors Too

While knitting the scarf I worried a lot. I thought it will turn out weird or dull, I  kept rewinding the skeins to check the colors combinations I can get.

But at the end of it all, I am really pleased with the result:

Most of Noro More

Noro is an old love of mine. I first met this corruption in a lovely boutique yarn in Tel Aviv in 1986 (oooppps, now you know how old I am,,,), I immediately fell in love with the color combinations and the softness of this yarn. Yes, the first yarn of Noro that I ever used was extremely soft, I don’t remember the name of it but it had a high content of angora and it was outrageously expensive. I still have the sweater I knitted from it:

Old Noro Sweater 1

although it doesn’t fit me anymore. It looks quite new as I didn’t wear it much, angora was never very suitable to the weather I live in – my kind of luck!

Old Noro Sweater 1

So when I saw Noro again in my LYS a few years ago when I returned to knitting, I couldn’t resist it and made my feather and fan shawl from it – to tell you the truth, I was quite disappointed when I knitted the shawl, the yarn had many knots in it and I remembered a much softer yarn but the shawl itself is beautiful so I was happy. This time when I knitted the scarf, again it was not the most pleasant yarn to knit with but I love the result so I guess I will keep going for more Noro.

My Noro Striped Scarf 2 Large

To Block or Not to Block?

Last night after I finished my TTL Mystery Socks, I was starting a new cowl (of course) when the leftovers of Kim’s wonderful yarn called my name,,, it really wanted to be used but what can one knit with 100-120 yards?!?

Mystery Cowl 1

Silly question – a cowl of course, but will I have enough yarn?

I picked up US8 Addis needles and swatched the stitch pattern of the mystery socks:

Mystery Cowl - Detail

Wow – what a pleasure to knit this, so soft and squishy,,, I fell in love immediately.

So this afternoon I finished the cowl:

Mystery Cowl 2

I can’t make up my mind if I want to block it or not, I think I will not, it is so wodnerful as is.

Now the only thing missing: a cowl weather,,,, poor me!

Oh and I just wanted to show you our watcher, he is already ready for this evening shift:


Happy Halloween everybody.