Friday, June 15, 2007

Fiber Friday - Noro Sakura

Sorry for the post delay, but hopefully you will like this week's selection. It is Noro Sakura. Each skein is 36% rayon, 28% polyester, 18% nylon, 11% silk, and 7% lambs wool. The skein weighs 40 grams and is about 133 meters. This is called color #2.

You may remember that I made a dream swatch with a pink color of Sakura. This blue is going to become Monica's Sakura -Cherry Blossom Shawl. You can see it on the sidebar of her blog. I just need to sit down and get it started at some point. She knit a triangular shawl, but I may adjust the pattern to be a rectangle.


This yarn reminds me of the hair wraps we used to do in high school and college. We'd take small sections of hair and use embroidery floss to wrap the hair all the way down. The wraps looked most like the sections of yarn that have solid colors back to back. I do like the yarn and look forward to starting the shawl.

I'm also hoping to work on the Lizard Ridge border this weekend. But I've put myself in a holding pattern. I've been toying with using something other than a crochet border. I've thought about a few rows of stockinette stitch boarder all around that will roll a little and resemble i-cord. The other option I'm considering is actually doing an applied i-cord border around the outside edges.

The only thing that has stopped me so far is I have no idea how much yardage the i-cord would take and I only have one skein of the cascade in the color I'm considering. I guess I could just try it and see. I could weight the skein and then do some of the border and evaluate. Seems like a lot to avoid learning a little crochet!

Thanks to all that have said they like my new banner - did you notice that it changes? Hit refresh and see!

13 comments:

Monika said...

You can do that with blogger? I thought it always nice, when I saw that. I'm almost computer iliterate. ;o)
The I-card takes a lot of yarn, at least more than one would think. How big is this blanket going to be? I would do anything to avoid a crochet border, not because of crocheting, but because it's a knit blanket, but that's just me. I hope you find a solution, because I'm so excited to see it!!!

Bezzie said...

HA HA! I totally remember those hair wrap things and thought of that when I saw the close up! It's gorgeous!

Ava said...

Great looking yarn! I look forward to seeing the shawl!

Mom said...

Boy that yarn is gorgeous!! I love the colors. It looks like it would be really nice to work with.
I love the banner - I think Ive gone through most of the changes. Smart girl!!

Jessica said...

Well aren't you the little techie! The banner changes are great. I like the Chevron scarf one. I can't help it, I'm partial to that scarf.

Nice bright blue yarn. Good luck figuring out what border to use. I can't wait to see your blanket finished up! :D

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

That yarn is going to look gorgeous as the shawl! SO pretty.

I love the banner too! Fancy, fancy :)

Zonda said...

I love the banner! How cool!

That yarn is amazing! Awesome photos!

cpurl17 said...

I love the banner--in fact, I always look forward to see what the next fabulous post you put up will be!

gilraen said...

Georgeous yarn! I love the deep rich blue and the colour surprises along the thread.

Clever banner :)

I can't advise you on the crochet. I had to do a class to edge a cardigan so I could finish it, Good Luck :)

Batty said...

Happy yarn! It looks like it would make an excellent happy shawl.

Deb said...

One of my favorite yarns as well. And yes, I love the banner!!

Dipsy said...

Noro is so awesome - and this colorway is particularly impressive! A feast for the eyes!

Bobbi said...

I didn't realize it was changing every time! That's awesome.

Gorgeous yarn! Can't wait to see it knitted up!