Sunday, October 14, 2007

Noro Clarification

For my FFBE spoiler:


I wanted to love Kureyon, and I have some Silk Garden from a swap pal I hope to knit up sooner rather than later. I love the stripes, and I think now that I know more about felting, my first two bags - Chan and Booga, in Kureyon - would have been a bit tighter and thus, I'd be more excited about the results. So, it is indeed the KNITTING with Kureyon that I hate. I also can't imagine wearing the stuff, or curling up under it. I hear Silk Garden is far better in the knitting with and touchability in the final product, so I do want to give it a whirl.
In fact, I can't stop buying striped yarn, especially the self-striping kind. Part of its charm is my lack of confidence with color work, but it's also just a little Chan will never be a dyer mystery, watching the colors ooze into stripes while I just do my thing with the needles.
A shorter answer? If you're willing to knit with Kureyon for me, I'm sure I'd love it.

6 comments:

J. Denae said...

I saw an entrelac scarf made out of silk garden and the washed and blocked scarf was much softer than the yarn. Not as soft as the colors would make you hope, but still softer. I'm making the Lizard Ridge blanket and I'm with you - knitting with it is NOT as nice as looking at it. I might have to line the back of it with something really soft to make it more inviting!

Anonymous said...

From your FFBE spoiler: Whew! I'm still a little behind (read-alot!)and would have started over if I needed to but I was excited about what I had chosen to make so am glad you won't mind receiving it.

Holly said...

Kureyon is rough and definately not soft. The yarn I used for my tea cozy, is very soft and it felts great.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I used one strand of Kureyon and one of Cascade 220 for my FFBE bag. I plan to felt tomorrow or Tuesday, and am anxious to see how it turns out. It's only the second time I've used Kureyon, and I agree that knitting with it is not necessarily a pleasure. However, the colorways are hard to beat. I've also tried Silk Garden, which I liked better.

Süßstoff said...

Never touched Kureyon, but the colors of your bag sure look nice!

Stormy said...

Umm, have you thought of crocheting with it... Half-doubles felt up fluffy and you can switch to singles if you want to stretch the color out further. Go for doubles if you plan to line it.