Inspired by the NORO scarves I'd seen here, I started my own. I am about 1/3 through it. It's my first project using a special mix yarn and a first object made exclusively for myself. But serendipity, I've now found another level of my love of knitting.
The Silk Garden Yarn is beautiful in all ways. In one word, it's Grand. The variegated color intensities and texture constantly change, thinner in some colors, thicker in others, subtly shape the width of the double rows of K!P! striping, Both color and texture a pleasure to watch as the yarn migrates through through phases shifting fron one to another between my fingers and off the needles into the scarf. In addition, sparce, small curly sporules randomly peek out from the yarn add to it's true character both on close examination and from a distance.
Subtle shift of color and texture, sporules tweaking the same, bring an elegance of class in such ways that I have previously only seen in other people's projects, something I never thought possible with my own work. I've often heard that the material makes the work, and I've learned this in a way as to never return to the past. Can you tell I'm in love with this yarn, and scarf?
I can't thank enough those who have done one of these Noro Silk Garden scarves, and shared with us their FO and inspriation for all, certianly for me. In my own way, I hope I convey what I felt in seeing their project and now feel in my own. If you haven't done so, you need to make one.