Noro Silk Garden Solo is available at Webs and Jimmy Beans Wool, and at your local purveyor of Noro.

Bring Me My Smelling Salts

Dear Ann,

What is this big box I’m typing into? Why doesn’t it cut me off after 140 characters? Where is the RT button?

My dear Ann. We have experienced the powerful, dark psychology of Not Blogging. The upside of not blogging for 5 months, though, is looking at the pictures on my phone and marveling at everything I’ve knitted, sewn, and eaten (remember Annie’s Beer Garden?) in 5 months, all the places I’ve gone in a rush and all the milestones achieved by the various Young Persons in my life. All the chores. All the gin and tonics. (The one from Marks & Spencer, in a can, was a high point.) All the people-tending (them tending me and me tending them) and schedule-wrangling. It was a crazy, good, crazy summer.

I missed being here, but it took a shock to my system, a bracing jolt of WHAT THE HECK, to bring me back to the keyboard. Last week I learned this: NORO SILK GARDEN COMES IN SOLID COLORS NOW.


I am rendered almost senseless by this news. But not so senseless that I didn’t get over to Webs and order a modest pile of the deep blue Noro Silk Garden Solo. In my experiments combining Noro Silk Garden and Rowan Denim, I actually dreamed of there being a deep blue solid of Noro Silk Garden. I haven’t quite figured it out yet, but the idea of a monochrome blanket, in which texture plays the role of color, is tantalizing. Or maybe the blanket is a sweater. (I’ve got some work to do here.)

Mixing a yarn that is meant to shrink and fade with one that is a blend of wool, silk, and cashmere: what could possibly go wrong?

I can’t think of a thing.



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