Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Noro Yarn

So when I started working at Rose Path, I had no idea that yarn was so diverse in quality, fiber content, dying technique, sizes and/or uses. During my time there I have learned to love the feel of certain kinds of yarn but I have also learned to lean toward certain yarn designers. Who knew that there are people out there who job it is to design yarns? Not me, that's for sure.

Eisaku Noro is the man seated. I love this picture.

By far, my favorite yarn designer is a Japanese man named Eisaku Noro. Noro yarns are really beautiful and so much fun to work with. His color-ways are always a surprise and I have yet to see a finished product without coveting whatever it is. Click here to see what I mean.

These are examples of the color-ways he comes up with. Wonderful!

I was touched when Knitting Fever offered to match any contributions to the Red Cross up to $50,000.00 in Noro's name.

I just started my first my first sweater and I am using Noro. Here is what I have done so far. My goal is to finish before Regina and I go to New York next month. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

robin k said...

I knitted a shawl/lap blanket for Mom last year using Noro yarn. The yarn is beautiful; the colors were browns, black, blues, a little orange and a little gold.