Friday, April 06, 2007

EEE!

Here it is, I have arrived. Wednesday, I went to LK Yarns and bought my first skeins of Noro Kureyon! I feel like an official knitter now...I'm buying "big girl" yarn, so to speak. So, without further ado, I give you my yarn porn.

The Noro!

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That's colours 156 and 182. Both are beautiful! Here they are in skeins...

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And wound into balls. 156 has teals, greens, browns, blues and burgandies. 182 is the rainbow colourway...everything from bright red to plum.

I also bought 3 balls of Katia Mexico, in a NEW colourway (to me that is). It's so springy, I'm in love!

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Close up of the heartbreakingly beautiful colours!

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This is colour 5852, know as "Easter"...a perfect yarn to have this weekend!

So, what to do with these lone skeins? Why, make more Calorimetries of course!

The result of 2 1/2 days of stress knitting (exams and papers, nuff said)

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Calori #1 With Noro 182

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I'm a little pissed, because the skien was two smaller ones tied together, so the colourway started over again, as you can see with the sharp green/purple contrast! I'm the only one who will notice, though!

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And I think I'll use a gold button for this one...reminds me of a mini wheat.

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Calori #2 with Mexico

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I love this colourway to pieces!

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It's getting a cute ducky button!

Calori #3 with 182 again.

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I love the contrasts. I ran out of yarn a few rows short of the end, but I fixed it by using some Lett-Lopi in Royal Blue I had from splj 1. It matched perfectly in texture and colour!

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See? the blue matches so well!

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And this one is either getting a heart button or an elephant, haven't decided yet!

Calori #4 still to come...

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2 comments:

Amanda said...

OMG, I had no idea that this was available in Halifax. Where exactly is LK Yarns? I keep hearing Hydrostone Market or some such, but I've never actually known where /that/ is either. Help, please?

*steals your yarn and runs off to knit My So-Called Scarf*

Ea Blaze said...

ok, so, if you are on the corner of Robie and Young (the easiest way I know how to give directions from, walk east up Young (ie towards the Harbour), keep walking past a health food store, a paint place, and then, soon enoguh you'll see the Hydrostone Market. It's a bunch of stone buildings, and LK Yarns is pretty much the first store. The window has a sheep on it, so you'll see it! Hope that helps, I had a hard time finding it the first time, too!