I stopped on the way home from work at my LYS (local yarn shoppe). She's recently moved to another new location and I wanted to stop by to check out the new spot and wouldn't you know I found some yarn to purchase! (I am a pathetic yarn addict--you should have seen the beautiful mohair with a silver thread in it that I almost purchased instead of this!) Noro makes these wonderful yarns where the color changes are really lengthy and it gives your knitting a really neat striped effect.
This is a ball of sock yarn, but I'm going to try knitting a shawl with it. I love the colors--you can't see it really clearly, but there's an olive green color in there and way down inside the ball there's also a lovely slate blue that fades into a purpley-gray color. The hardest thing will be to choose which of my shawl patterns will showcase this yarn best. (I'll be sure to post pictures once some knitting progress has been made.)
Almost a year ago, I left a comment on Jorun's knitting blog from Sweden. She was doing a knitting "pay it forward." In today's mail, there was a package for me all the way from Sweden. Here's what Jorun knitted for me:
Isn't this the cutest little felted bag? I wish you could feel how soft the yarn is. Jorun told me in an e-mail that this was her own design. As you can see from the picture above, it's going to be the perfect little bag to carry a small knitting project in (like this sock I've almost finished).
So now it's time for me to "pay it forward." I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this post requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.