Although spring is just round the corner..... No truly it *is* just a few more weeks away - although the freezing temps and constant rain would have us all think otherwise....I really need a pair of mittens. My lovely Jet handwarmers have pilled horrendously which is very disappointing and I want to make me something nice and pretty and warm.
My nephews mittens were a great knit and there is an adult version of the pattern I thought I would try. I remembered I have 5 balls of Noro Kureyon (with no specific purpose) so I decided I would treat myself to some truly special mittens
The mitten is too big so I'm going to frog it :( and go down a needle size. Length wise its fine but its a bit baggy round my hand and although functional as it is, I think for once in my life I will start over.
While I adore the blue and pink on the cuff I'm not that fond of green and orange so I might try a different ball that looks like it might have more blue and less green. I guess with this yarn you never really know what you'll get and its all part of the 'experience'. The colours are really deep and vibrant and quite amazing.
I did really like the colours and the way it knitted up. But....
Will I get flamed for this?
I don't really 'get' it. I mean, it was nice and everything, and I can almost forgive the knots, the bits of grass and the underspun bits. But having a colour change by way of one colour knotted to the next???!!! I dont know...not really my cup of tea (or ball of yarn). I guess I just like my yarn a little more....predictable?
Does that make me a boring knitter?
I didn't "hate" it, I guess I was just expecting to be more "wowed" by it.
Especially as here it costs about 4 times as much as a ball of 'regular' yarn. I didn't pay that much since Fi was selling it cheap - so in that respect I'm glad I did finally try it and didn't fork out huge amounts of cash for yarn I like but....well.... not that much.
Maybe my expectations were too high? After all, it is just a ball of yarn.
I see Nikki says she 'gets' NK now so perhaps its a case of trying again. I guess I just thought I'd fall in love..... not have to work at it.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Posted by sweetp at 4:05 PM