I had heard of Noro quite a while ago and then saw it at my local fancy yarn boutique. I held it, squeezed it and mooshed it in my hands...it was quite nice. Until I saw the price for one skein. Nicey, but pricey... never mind, Noro could wait.
That is until last summer when I decided to pop into the same fancy yarn boutique one day. The lovely store owner pointed out to me the small clearance section in the back. Lo and behold, way down at the bottom, hidden by piles of skeins, was a full bag of 10 skeins of Noro Taiyo in the same dyelot. $50 for all of it. Ooohhh what a deal :-)
So here I am a year later, knitting with Noro for the first time and enjoying it immensely.
The fiber is a combination of cotton, silk and nylon. Despite the Fall/Winter-ish colors, it's actually lightweight and comfortable to knit with during these warm days of Summer.
It's fun to see the striping take place...and the funky colors unfold...you don't really know what you're going to get.
The plan is a poncho...basic stockinette stitch in a rectangle layout, then sewn up the sides leaving an opening for your head. Or it may become a simple wrap. We'll see what it feels like when all is done...
Have a great end of the week! Maybe you'll discover something new to try :-)