Monday, October 12, 2009

Knitting With Salmon

I'm speaking of the color salmon in Noro yarn. Have you ever been knitting along on a really colorful and yummy Noro sock yarn and BAM ! Suddenly there is a splash of yucky salmon, putrid pink or snotty green ! What did you do ? Were the colors just fine with you ? Did you stress a bit about how they were going to mess up your beautiful socks or did you... Dare I say it ?

Did You Cut The Yuckies Out ?



Here is a bit of yucky salmon next to actual uncooked salmon. Had I poached the salmon even for 2 minutes, it would have been the color of the Noro Sock salmon. In fact, it was that color but I ate my salmon before I had a chance to take a picture. You get my point though.


Where is all of this going you ask ? Well, I started the Gathered Scarf pattern this morning and spent a good deal of time cutting out the colors that I reeeeeeally don't like. This particular 'Sock' is heavy with citrus colors. Fortunately there is dark green and raspberry to mix it up a bit.


Now that the salmons, snot greens and pinks taken out, I'm a happier knitter.




Snotty Green , Putrid Pink and a Yucky Orangish










This is what my Gathered looks like so far. It will make a nice holiday gift.

Pardon my use of the word snotty. This is usually a half way decent blog.

15 comments:

del said...

Nah, I take Noro as is. And I've come across plenty of colors that I'd leave on the shelf. I chalk it up to "personality."

Christie said...

I'm like Del. I find that pick up my speed during the bleh parts just to get them over with quicker.

Dee said...

I kinda like the salmon color, BUT it really doesn't seem to go with the other colors in the skein.

Melodye said...

It is a decent blog. Your description was perfect. I'd have probably left it as it was rather than have to weave in all those ends. I like the way it looks, though. A good job!

Lupie said...

I just love Noro so much I enjoy anything that comes up.
Your Gathered Scarf pattern is beautiful and the colors are great.

urbanknitrix said...

Girl you are too funny! I am too lazy I probably would keep it. However, I see why you cut it out that scarf looks gorgeous!!

Gale said...

Part of what makes Noro so attractive is that there's some mud thrown in with all of those gorgeous colours.

Camille said...

I haven't worked with any Noro yet and didn't know that they had surprise colors in there. If the color is too 'out there', I would be like you and cut it out. Also, you do have a decent blog.

nanaknits said...

It really depends on what I'm making with it. I've mostly done socks and other small projects and I usually leave it in because on the socks I use two colorways and stripe 'em. I will cut if it means the two colorways both come up with too similar color at once so you can't see the stripes

Beate said...

:-) I have done the same thing , but in a another Noro Sock yarn-

2sistersknitmom said...

I just finished a pair of Noro socks for my brother. I didn't run into any problems with any icky colors. I was amazed that the socks striping pattern matched so closely. If I had been trying to make them match they wouldn't have. I will definitely be using Noro again!!

Cat said...

Of course I'm with you. If I were crocheting a scarf, I would cut out the colors I did not carf for.

Ice Princess said...

I have ever only knitted with a Noro Silk Country a silk alpaca blend which I must say was very nice to knit with. But I'm not too sure what I would have done... it does make me wonder hmmm???

Latisha said...

Love, love, love Noro!!! And your scarf is coming along beautifully - your into the process and it sounds fun!!!

cici said...

I am wondering how it looks now??? with more colors added in, Did it get better??