itchy and scratchy

swatching for carpet bag
Originally uploaded by hitbyabus.
i love this peacock blue dye job from noro. however, i am not crazy about the yarn itself. very dense (not bad) and very scratchy (not good). plus, what is it with noro yarns and all the little nubs and burrs spun into the yarn? i swear, i half expected to find a tree root in there as i was balling this stuff up. but maybe since i won't be wearing this next to my skin, it will be okay. it will be okay, right?

anybody out there making this bag? it's from melanie falick's holiday handknits. just curious about what yarn/needles you're using. i haven't found the la lana it calls for locally, which is a mohair/wool blend.


yahaira said...

I started making it, though I havent touched it since we went off on vacation. Im using some red silk yarn I had in the stash from Diana and Im knitting the accessories bag.

Noro apparently likes to throw all their yarn in the farm before sending it off to yarn stores.

clairity123 said...

i think they want us to think it was spun by little native women in the fields...hence all all the googies.

clairity123 said...

oh yeah...yes it will be okay, beautiful in fact.

jess said...

as you know, i love the big kureyon, but for an economical choice, i bet this would be nice in something from handpaintedyarn.com...


PutYourFlareOn said...

I think that the roughness of the Noro will be just fine and in time it will soften. AND like you said, you're not wearing the handbag, you're carrying it. It looks smashing already! I can't wait to see it when it's done!

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