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  • October 20, 2017 2 min read 6 Comments

    Life is full of beautiful moments, from the exciting new experiences to special times spent with loved ones.  But what makes those times special?  Certainly, the emotions involved are a big chunk of it, but I believe it's more than that.  I think it's the rarity of an experience that makes it special.  The thrill stands out against the everydayness of our lives.  It is when we don't see someone we love for a long time that the time spent together is all the sweeter.  It's the contrast of the ordinary against the spectacular that highlights the beauty of our day -- of our lives.  We especially treasure those events all the more because they are rare. 

    I've been thinking a lot about Noro lately, and wondering why I like it so much, and why it inspires such strong opinions - both positive and negative - in others. Noro detractors often point to that random "ugly" color that they'd like to just cut out of the skein.  When you take that color out, though, the yarn loses much of its beauty and interest.  Noro yarns are inspired by nature - their colors are drawn from the palette of the environment which, like life, has brilliant and dull in equal measure. The dull makes us appreciate the bright even more.  The rich brown earth sets off your beautiful garden.  A black sandy beach makes the the Caribbean Sea that much more dazzling. That contrast is what Noro colors are about, and why I love them so much.  Here are some photos to show you what I mean. I'm sure you can think of hundreds more. If you do, please share it with me.  I look forward to seeing you at the Noro Trunk Show Sunday - 12-4

    6 Responses

    Kathy Cox
    Kathy Cox

    October 27, 2017

    Love Noro more now knowing the inspirations for the color combinations. Knitting with Noro gives me that same “I wonder what’s around the next corner” feeling I get while walking on a brilliant day. What color will be next? I think the Entrelac (sp?) patterns are so fun to do with this yarn.

    Polly Callahan
    Polly Callahan

    October 20, 2017

    I love the colors of Noro (and get many compliments on the one garment I made); but I just intensely dislike the texture, all the twigs, etc. I can’t get past it to get to the loveliness of the colors.

    Taryn
    Taryn

    October 20, 2017

    Great article! I could really see the picture in the yarn. I think I appreciate the yarn a little more!

    Ann Boyer
    Ann Boyer

    October 20, 2017

    Thanks for these wonderful pictures. I am already a NORO lover, but the combination of yarns and photos here makes me appreciate the Noro style even more.

    Norma
    Norma

    October 20, 2017

    Love Noro. It was actually the first yarn I purchase from your shop!

    Chris Guy
    Chris Guy

    October 20, 2017

    The Sea and Autumn…..no wonder I LIVE NORO so much. Thanks Ellen for putting words to my feelings!
    Can’t wait til Sunday!
    Hugs!!

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