It happens to be my birthday today, so I treated myself to the thrill of pushing the Send Money button on PayPal again. I sent $2750.00 US American Smackeroonies to MercyCorps for its Japan relief efforts. This makes a total of $5000.00, a figure that is stunning to me. (I made sure to add a note crediting the generous knitters of the world.)
In other happy birthday to me headlines, I am beyond thrilled to be confirmed in my vague, hopeful belief that there is indeed a vanilla stripe shade of Noro Kureyon, which you helpfully point out is Shade 211. This will work PERFECTLY. As a bonus Kureyon is cheaper than Silk Garden and also blooms and softens with a wash and block. I was feeling badly that I had not known Ole 269 was discontinued.
I am going to round out my birthday indulgences with the more traditional Kir Royale, pate de fruits and chocolats. My last birthday in France was my 40th. I was preggers at the time and therefore had to forego the Kirs, royale or normal. So I plan to rectify that this year.
THANK YOU KNITTERS. Ann, I question the Taiyo. I really do. But you know your own heart.
P.S. I have completed 6 of the 10 squares for the sample blanket. Actually did 7, but one turned out yucky, color-wise, so it has been ripped. More Noro knitting for my Noro dollar!
P.S.2 Here is the fabulous Buy Now button. This is the button that makes the Send Money button work right: