Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Taste of Spring

Can we say Spring yet?? It has been a week of incredibly warm weather and sunshine almost everyday. On Monday, as I left Toronto it was 21 degrees Celsius. A year ago at this time we were shovelling snow in Muskoka. What a difference a year makes. Now we have a bit of extra time to rake the leaves, plant Spring bulbs and prepare for winter. If only it didn't get dark so early......

This week I finished a colourful children's design in Silk Garden by Noro. If you have ever had the pleasure of working with any of these scrumptious yarns, you know what its like to knit up a magical rainbow. There are many different colourways to choose from sock weight right up to bulky.

Eisaku Noro founded his company thirty years ago with a vision to bring art and nature together in the yarn industry. This is a man who sees the world through a kaleidoscope. Knitters are constantly surprised by the range of colours in each ball of yarn and wait anxiously each season to see the newest shades.

Noro is an eco friendly company using all organic fibres. The wool fibres come mainly from Australia, where a special breed of sheep are raised exclusively for the company. Eisaku Noro is seventy years old now and can stand back proudly, as a true testament to his life's work, Noro is one of the most coveted yarns in the world.

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