I "felted up" two Booga Bags on Tuesday night. They are happily drying away near the radiator. On the subject of radiators, it has been unseasonably warm here in Chicago. I rarely check the weather reports, so I was in for quite the surprise yesterday. I bundled up in a wonderfully soft hooded lambswool/ angora/ alpaca/ cashmere blend sweater for a 65 degree day! To make matters worse, the radiator in my office was going full blast all day, creating quite the steamy atmosphere.
Have you heard what month it is?
It's Norovember! Check out the informal knitalong here.
In the spirit of the season, I'm flashing my Noro stash. I cleaned up big time in some closeouts at WEBS. There are a few Noro projects slated for the months ahead, but not all of the yarn has a project yet:
- Pie Knits' Grape Hyacinth Lace Scarf. Thanks again for the pattern, secret pal!
- Mitred mittens from EZ's Knitters Almanac
- one skein Silk Garden beanie
- another MD scarf
- Kureyon striped tea cozy. I can't let my tea get cold while I'm making my way through that tea stash this winter.
This Lady Eleanor is the most beautiful Noro project that I have seen lately. Simply gorgeous! It looks cozy, substantial, and luxurious.
In other knitting news, the long-awaited and much-anticipated Malabrigo shipment was a bust. Apparently Cuarzo is not the color for me. It reminds me of unicorns, My Little Ponies, and Barbie dolls, a chapter of my life I left behind long ago.
I learned two things:
1) The knitting gods must be conspiring against me.
2) There's a reason why I almost always choose blue.