Monday, March 24, 2008

Noro Sock yarn flies in!

I was a little dubious about this yarn, having read various comments on Ravelry and other forums, but I needn't have worried - It's FANTASTIC!
As you can see from the start of my sock, the colour change is incredibly subtle and the yarn gives a close, even knitted finish, ideal for socks as this will make them more hardwearing.
The stitches don't split whilst it's being knitted despite it being a single ply yarn and I can't wait for my sock to grow so that I can discover all the colours on the ball.
I am already planning a pouch for my ipod Touch (I have a button in mind as well!) and a mini knitted flower that's taking shape in my head until I have finished my first sock.
Although the yarn isn't the softest I am confident that with a bit of careful washing it will feel lovely.  Let me know what you think.
I am finding knitting this yarn addictive, I did all this yesterday, despite managing four hyped up, chocolate fuelled little monkeys (and the fifth who, thankfully, is too young for a chocolate fix just yet) and the usual chores!