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  • Love the pattern, Love the idea of the half cross, which I will do. I have finished 1 block and I am holding off doing more as I am saving it for “vacation knitting” Love Love Love

  • gah. your blanket is looking so fab!

  • Your squares look so very nice. can’t wait to see the blanket.

  • Your squares look so very nice. can’t wait to see the blanket.

  • WOW. I am always stunned at how fast you can whip out a blanket. It is beautiful.

  • Lovely blanket!! And thanks for reminding me of Paris. Remember Oliver’s blanket? I knitted a square in my little rented pied-a-terre en Paris.
    (Oh, and then I ripped out that square and fixed it at CDG,whilst waiting for my flight home. Who knew a mitred square could require ripping back? Oh la la la la la!)

  • Good luck in your search. I’d love to hear more suggestions for alternative yarns since all the neutral Noro has apparently disappeared online.

  • The pics on Ravelry really show how Noro, with the long color changes and funky color combos, is the perfect yarn for this pattern. Got my copy of the pattern. Thanks for writing it up, offering it to us, and doing it for Japan.

  • I happened upon your blog through Ravelry. I love, love the mitered crosses pattern, and was looking at it the other day, before I found your blog. Anyway, after reading this post, I did a quick search on Ravelry and user Mtndznr has a skein of the noro in 269 that she’s selling. Not sure if this link will work, but here goes:
    http://www.ravelry.com/people/mtndzner/stash/silk-garden
    Good luck!

  • KAAAAAAAYYY! Your linky on the sidebar about the i-cord has a nasty virus on it! My computer freaked out and shut the page down.

  • Check with the Fiber Gallery here in Seattle. I believe they have what you are looking for in your Noro colorway! http://www.fibergallery.com/

  • Make that 70 knitters! I may have been the fifth person to buy the pattern, and I scoured my stash to find my Noro. I didn’t have/couldn’t afford the background in Noro too, so I’ve subbed a perfectly serviceable Lion Brand Fisherman’s creamy background. No stripes, but making process and loving them. I’ll join up at Ravelry and upload some pix as soon as I can. BUT, what I really wanted to say is it’s a lovely pattern and makes me happy to knit it. Thank you!

  • Can’t wait to see the knitted blanky. I love all your various blankies. You are brave though…I’m a skeert of all those ends.

  • Welcome back. The blanket is looking beautious.

  • The blanket-to-be looks beautiful. The crosses are pleasing, but I have to admit that I especially love the warmth of Color 269. It looks so creamy and wonderful. It reminds me of the affogoto I had yesterday. Espresso and panna cotto gelato = yum! Noro Silk Garden 269: also yum!

  • Doesn’t it just amaze you to see how many people have tons of Noro in their stashes, ready to cast on a blankie-project in a heartbeat?
    I recently made a lizard ridge in Kureyon for my grandson, and still have enough for another one. And that’s not counting Noro sock yarn, and other sweater projects-in-waiting.
    The blanket is gorgeous, of course. Fantastic colors. And you are so fast!

  • This is like a KAL, I guess. So fun to see everyone’s emerging crosses and colors.

  • Wow loved the video,you are always showing me the coolest stuff! Like my own personal stumble….remember the knitted house and the Beatles stuff. Always tell my daughter to go to your website to check out the newest thing youve shown us. Thanks and of course for the pattern and Japan help money.

  • I think the Eiffel Tower swatch shot is kind of funny. I think there should be a Eiffel Tower KAL. You know there’s got be enough Knitters in the world to duplicate this shot on a daily basis. Yes, daily. On second thought. Why not do a blog on Where in the World is this Swatch? Have it travel and pose in different locales just likely some of those glossy travel magazines do with that silly doll.

  • The blanket is looking wonderful, and I’ve just downloaded the pattern – it’ll be a bit of a challenge for me as I’ve never done anything like this before… I’ll probably be at all year! It’s fantastic that you’re using this to raise money for Japan, and to have raised such a lot already is incredible.

  • The blanket is looking wonderful, and I’ve just downloaded the pattern – it’ll be a bit of a challenge for me as I’ve never done anything like this before… I’ll probably be at all year! It’s fantastic that you’re using this to raise money for Japan, and to have raised such a lot already is incredible.

  • I am really looking forward to making this blanket. I’ve been trying to decide between this and the Albers shawl for my next trip (I’m unfortunately leaning to the shawl, because it has even greater powers of garter stitch than the blanket amazingly).

  • I had no luck finding the Silk Garden 269 at the shop as well, but we had color 211 in the Kureyon. 6 balls. So I matched it up with enough Cash Iroha in color #1 to make the background color. Right now, I’m using that to finish the miters off. I’ll start using it to do the log cabin bits once I run out of the 211. But I found a work around!

  • The tiny details about undoing the last stitch are exactly what I love to read.
    Also, thanks for the Bronte link above, also took me to Jane Austen’s fight club, v funny.

  • This is why you are a rock star knitter – beautiful work without any knots knitted at warp speed! Thank you for providing this lovely pattern to help the people of Japan. 🙂

  • My son was playing a Beethoven Sonata a while ago and declared it “geniussy” a label I am now applying to you. Undoing the fastened off stitch and knitting it – you are the Beethoven of knitting.

  • Hey Kay-
    I have some Silk Garden col #269. If you want it, send me an e-mail. Thanks

  • My LYS, Katonah Yarn Company, was donating a portion of sales from their Noro stock to aid Japan, so I got my Silk Garden, but they had no suitable Noro neutrals left. I couldn’t wait, so I tried Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend, color 3019. It’s knitting up very well with the Silk Garden and it feels luscious.