OK, I fess up, when adding photos of my yarn to the yarn-in-waiting gallery I kept missing this Noro stash somehow. Guess I didn't want to admit to yet another dream tucked away in my closet. But today I just knew it was time to start Rocktorp from the Cornelia Hamilton booklet (#2).When I bought the booklet I loved this pattern and am thrilled to find short tweed jackets are in this year (might I even be fashionable?). When I went looking for the yarn last September (shortly before starting this blog) I had a tough time finding it since the fall Noro shipments had yet to arrive on these shores. But I did find it, and it's been waiting patiently for me to re-discover it ever since.
The Noro wrapped balls are Shinano #13 (65% wool, 35% silk) and the balls wound by me are Cash Iroha #22 (40% silk, 30% lambswool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon). Look at these colors together. How could I have resisted so long? Yeah, this is a gratuitous 2nd photo, but it's just so beautiful. The color in this close up is more accurate. It's raining right now and the light is low.
While they were hidden away I'd forgotten how much I LOVE these yarns. I admit it, I'm a Noro freak. I also must admit I bought 10 balls of Silk Garden on ebay today for Klaralund - I'm late to that particular party, but while wearing my entralac today I just kept thinking about knitting with SG again. Will show and tell when it arrives.
Socks are on the toe box - finished photos soon.
Clapotis is on repeat 11/12 and getting ready to be decreased - I expect to finish tomorrow. Jacq recommened keeping the standard length, so I'm getting pretty excited about the impending cast off. FO - YEAH! Already planning a spring version in light, soft colors. Maybe a silk/cotton or silk/merino blend? Thanks Beth for putting that in my mind!