Oh yes I did. I have fallen again really hard for one of my first loves. A certain Japanese yarn has been calling my name over the last few weeks, and I am powerless when subjected to its seductive siren song. Noro. Say it with me again: No-ro. Those two syllables combine to make a lovely mellifluous music that have lulled me into a yarn trance and caused me to spend a lot of my Christmas money (How sad that at my age, that's still a concept. But there you have it. Even sadder, I haven't even received it yet and I'm already spending it!). I've already shared my recent Cash Iroha binge. The hemorrhaging of cash did not stop there. However in my defense I haven't just been buying, I've also been actually knitting with it. I even have a FO to show for my tawdry misdeeds. But let's start with the purchases:
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, those are two skeins of the incredibly sought-after Noro Kureyon sock yarn. What's it like, you might be wondering? In one composite word: mind-blowing. Yes, that about sums it up.
New also around these parts is Cashmere Island or 'Cash Island' as it's known in the biz. The name alone suggests fantasy and mystery. I am so excited to have found this, and cannot wait to make something special out of it. Any suggestions?
Finally on my list is Iro. Wow this is luscious. Really I just want to stare and stare into it. Luckily I was able to break out of its spell long enough to actually make something with it. James suggested a Mistake Rib scarf as a super quick project, and boy was he right. Such an appealing pattern, and the Iro is so, so lovely.
Pattern: Mistake Rib Scarf, by Wendy
Yarn: Iro, color 72, one skein
Needles: size 9
Time: 2 days from start to finish
So tell me, which Noro yarn is number one with a bullet in your world?