I was lucky enough to find Noro Kochoron at 40% off in #10 denim/lime/grey to make this cardigan. I received my yarn last night from Purl Soho (what excellent service!) and immediately knit a gauge swatch. I'm loving the color and the feel of this yarn, there is a really beautiful halo from the angora. I can hardly wait to get my pattern book and will be stalking the mailbox waiting for it.
I've started a yarn diet every month this year, and never made it past about day 10. My stash is taking control and I have more projects than I could complete in a LIFETIME. This stash sickness is genetic, my mom started it long before me and I follow in her footsteps (thanks Mom!). May is a particularly bad month to try and "diet" seeing as how it's my birthday month, but I'm going to try. I need to try, my bank statement says I must.
I finished the Oregon Tote and only need to knit a few miles of i-cord before I can head to the laundromat for felting. I'd also like to sew the striped bag together and try felting it at the same time.
I cast on for the Kristina bag using black Cascade Pastaza and a pink and orange Noro Kuryeon. I've only completed about 7 rows into the colorwork pattern, but I love how it looks so far.