Sunday, July 29, 2007

Oh no... an enabler!

We delivered my mother-in-law Verna to her plane last night at LAX without incident after a pleasant day visiting folks in Los Angeles, then made our way back to San Diego. It was somewhat luxurious to have two hours to just talk to each other in the car, though I did spoil that a bit by falling asleep towards midnight. And there was a package waiting for me when I got home! That woke me up a bit (admittedly, not for long).

Earin (to be known as "Earin the Enabler") has sent me a prezzie. Look, 7 skeins of Noro Kureyon, a big skein of Cascade 220 and a cool bag pattern!


I really did NOT need to cast on for anything new. I have lots of UFOs/WIPs to get back to, and I had just polished off Verna's socks while we were driving around Los Angeles. (Stupidly, I forgot to take pictures of them, so you'll have to take my word for it that the second one came out just fine.) But!!! how can you resist a pattern like this?



Strangely, the pattern calls for you to take your Noro Kureyon apart. You separate out all the color transitions and then use the bits. So now my sofa is a huge mess. I'm blaming that on Earin too.


It's very odd, but also addictive. I'd had a bit of prejudice against Noro because it always seems scratchy to me, but the Kureyon turns out to be not at all scratchy to knit with. I'm being naughty, avoiding the million things I should be doing (Rob turned out to have to work today — Sunday — so I thought I'd make it into Chore Day, but...). Thank you, I mean curse you, Earin! ;-)

Yay. Yarn.

7 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

Oh dear, I had no idea you had to do so much work with separating out the yarn. I am sorry! But the bag was so pretty and I figured you didn't need the burden of a huge sweater and you already have knit some mighty beautiful socks and shawls so...

Jen said...

Ouch! I've been admiring that bag (and others from the same source) on other blogs, but I had no idea you had to do that to the Kureyon.

I'm sorry, I couldn't do it - for me, the glory of a yarn with color changes is watching them happen, not pulling it all apart into the individual colors. Otherwise, why not just buy a nice, solid color yarn to work with?

I will admit, the end results I've seen have been gorgeous, so I don't blame you for going for it. I just wouldn't have the heart myself!

Oh, and I can assure you from my own experience - the Kureyon will felt up nice and soft, you'd never know it was ever scratchy!

April said...

Ooo, I wonder if Earin wants to be my friend too. How pretty! Kind of odd to have to tear the yarn apart but I bet it's going to be beautiful when it's done.

Umm, can you e-mail me cuz I've forgotten your e-mail address. Duh. Sakkasie@hotmail.com :)

trek said...

Just what is up with those enabler types anyway? Nice haul.

jae said...

Oh boy...that is liable to be a very memorable knit. Wow! seems a lil, om, labor intensive but I have to say its intriguing and one thing I do like about knitting is that every FO has a story and this one will be quite a conversation piece. Can't wait to see the FO.

Julie said...

What an odd thing to have to do with the yarn. But the finished bag will be gorgeous. Earin the Enabler certainly was generous!

Mary Seabrook said...

oooo - now I want one!

I really should get my world in gear and go ahead and post some of my projects...

Mary