My love affair with Noro continues, but it never hurts to remember that it is tricky business working with colored yarns. For instance, I really thought when I purchased these skeins of yarn that they would make a perfect Spring shawl. All that pink and green - how could it not say Spring? However, early in the knitting stage, I began to consider that perhaps this would be the perfect shawl for the Fall! Just as well, really, because while I purchased this yarn in March I'm only now finishing it here late in August. Serendipity.
This is the Sursa shawl knit with Noro Silk Garden and Cash Iroha yarn. It's a fun and quick pattern and I particularly like the way the edging is attached (as you can see in the close up).
It's nice to have finished the shawl this weekend because I'm here in Santa Barbara with Mr. Puffy where I purchased the yarn. There's symmetry to that. We are here visiting Grandma and Grandpa which is always a welcome respite from our busy lives. Mr Puffy is particularly happy both because he loves to sit in my Mother's garden and because my Mother usually cooks a roast while we are visiting (as she did this weekend). Nothing puts a smile on Mr. Puffy's face quite like the prospect of roasted meat for dinner!