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« on: January 12, 2005 08:29:44 AM »

Hi there, another F.O. minus the "U."  Cause I'm done-yay!
  Here's a little noro set knitted and felted up with #88 yarn.  I was looking for #95, but settled on this, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!  My first felting project, and my first experience with noro yarn.  It's scrumptious if I do say so...
 

   BTW, could you tell that the cell cozy was my felting swatch?  I just closed the rectangle, and single crocheted around the edge in purple (the next color going) and voil!
  I love how these turned out. Did I say that already?  I can hear more noro calling me from a distance....Saaarraaahhhh........you neeeeeeed meeeeee....... 
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 08:20:11 PM »

Its more than scrumptious! Its scrumdiddlyumptious! .. I must learn how.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 09:55:44 PM »

what is noro yarn?
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 10:58:54 PM »

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OOH!! Let me tell you!  Noro is a brand of yarn from Japan.  There are several different kinds they make, but there are some common features to almost all of their yarn.  The kind I used is the most common, called Kureyon (Crayon in english).  It's 100% wool, and the other types they make are silk garden (which has silk in it, duh!), and Big Kureyon (larger bulky version), +more.
  The reason Noro's yarn is so awesome is the colors! Google "Noro yarn" and see what pops up.  The skeins are verigated in slow stripes and in a LOT of different beautiful colors. Each color combination is coordinated with a number.  I used #88.  Greens, red, orange, and purple. 
  SO, this is my 1st project with it, and I'm in love.  Check it out!
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2005 06:01:54 AM »

Sooo beautiful!  You did a great job!  How nice to have a warm, fuzzy, colorful purse in winter! 

I just started knitting a scarf with Noro Kureyon (indigo, purple, pink)  and I love it, too.  Please tell me a beginner might be able to tackle this purse!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005 03:44:38 PM »

OH! This purse and especially the cell cozy would be perfect for a beginner!  I'm actually a beginning knitter myself.  I only started learning to knit a few months ago.  Like, september, october, maybe?  I've crocheted for years, and it seemed silly not to learn to knit, too!

  For the cozy, I just knit a big rectangle (my swatch) and sewed up the side. Then crocheted around the edges w/purple.  EASY! (can't remember the needle size I used... probably 8 or 10 b/c you want a looser gauge for felting than you'd normally want when knitting anything else!)
  And for the tote, I knit in garter stitch for the bottom- make a rectangle- and then just picked up stitches all around it, and started knitting in the round using dpns. Then knit till there's just enough to B.O. and there you have it!  The handles are I-cords, and you'll probably want to knit those first so you can just use up the rest of the yarn for the tote like I just said.  I didn't do this, and actually kinda ran out.  =0(
  I made both of these with the same skein of yarn.  So everyone go get some Kureyon and knit yourselves a matching set!  It's sooo fast and fun!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005 07:39:28 PM »

Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2005 07:46:46 PM »

oooooh i found some really pretty noro yarns! the colors are beautiful! are they really hard to find, though? like, would they be in my LYS or would i have to get them online (did you?)

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/no-kureyon.htm
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2005 08:08:54 PM »

oooooh i found some really pretty noro yarns! the colors are beautiful! are they really hard to find, though? like, would they be in my LYS or would i have to get them online (did you?)

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/no-kureyon.htm

You shouldn't have to order it, all the LYStores around here carry Noro yarns.  There are so many different colors, though, that if you're looking for a specific #, you might have to hunt around a little.  I've found that Kureyon sells for about $8 or just over per skein. But you can get 3 skeins for about $20 on ebay if you look! With shipping, though, you might be right back up to the price locally, so just check and compare...
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2005 12:14:38 AM »

I think I'll frog my Kureyon scarf and make a tote instead!  i just started knitting two weeks ago, made two scarves and now have a yarn addiction!

Again, beautiful job!

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