Friday, January 20, 2006

To Finish or Not to Finish?

Last night I received a parcel from Canada. Want to take a guess as to what was in it? One hint: it wasn't prescription drugs. I placed this order a few months ago, but the parcel got lost in the mail and the sender had to resend. Here's what I got:

two skeins of Noro Transitions in colorway 7, one ball of Supersocke in color 765, and a set of size 2 double points. I ordered the Noro to finish a scarf I began making. I saw someone knitting a scarf with this yarn and loved the angora part of the yarn. Little did I know that I could have just worked with Noro Kocheran if I loved the angora so much. Here's the scarf, on a stitch holder, waiting for me to finish it:

I'm just not sure now how badly I want this scarf. So far, it's taken one skein, and I wonder if I should just frog it and use the three skeins for another project. I mean, this isn't by any means a cheap yarn and I somehow feel that I wouldn't wear this scarf very much. If anyone can recommend a good pattern for this yarn, I'd appreciate it.

I'm hoping to make a pair of ribbed-top socks with the Supersocke. I'm not expecting that I'll be able to knit up beautiful socks with this yarn. Even experienced sock-knitters have trouble making this yarn (which is both self-striping and self-patterning) look like this. But it seems to much fun just to try.


Brigitte said...

How about a Button Hole Bag? This is a link to the free pattern from the Mason Dixon site. (It's a pdf file)

I love using Noro Kureyon for felting, but, as you say, this isn't exactly cheap stuff, so you want to get some mileage out of whatever you make. I used the left over scraps to make some felt coasters.

Lone Knitter said...

Hi, Brigitte. Thanks for sending the link. That Button Hole Bag is so cute!