Friday, July 18, 2008

YPF-The Lizard

Ridge that is!

A few of my friends have knit one, each in their own way.
A bouquet....
My Noro Bouquet

A colorway I'm liking...
I likey this color,

Love this colorway!
and this color

My first!!
and this color, the one that started it all, the one which will be my first colorway knitted, #51.
It was my very first skein of Noro purchased in 2005 at my first LYS I ever visited in NC. (only the 2nd one overall at the time :)

I like seeing all the different versions out there, heck some have even used crochet. As for me, I like the applied I cord here and the strip knitting method here. Both of which I'll be using.

I had probably random skeins in the stash already. I've been gifted a few (thanks again! :) , swapped for a few, got a few at a steal, and paid full price for very few! :) There was no method to my colors, I did get a few I liked, but the rest are basically a potluck. After color 51 I may just stick my hand in the bag and knit the very skein I pick up.

Since I plan on knitting this in strips, I'm thinking I'll just use up the entire skein and try to keep them about the same size....or not....who knows....stay tuned!

18 comments:

aquaknits said...

A wonderful array of Noro yummy-ness! I don't dare attempt this project (I've got size fright!), but I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress.

tiennie said...

That's going to be a gorgeous Lizard!

Catching up on your posts - the needles look very cool. I've never seen them before!

Rebel said...

oh man... noro colors are sooooo beautiful! I don't like the hay so much though. =/

aija said...

Nice!! It really does look like a bouquet :)

Virtuous said...

Ooh you will have fun making your lizard! I enjoy my Lizzie all the time!!
Can't wait to see your progress along the way!

Julie said...

Very pretty pile of yarn! If I were to knit one, I'd also do it in strips. So much less seaming!

Bezzie said...

And so it begins....!

Disco said...

Exciting. Enjoy working with all those gorgeous colours. I'm making a Noro log cabin right now and am LOVING it. One log cabin block for each skein.

weezalana said...

Wow, that is quite the bouquet of Noro! I like the stick-the-hand-in-the-bag idea!

Rebecca said...

Ahahahaahaah. i can't believe you never succumbed to using that very first skein of Noro purchased in 2005 at your first LYS. you have some kind of control, that's for sure!

sgeddes said...

My first skein of Noro is my Lizard Ridge too. I can't wait to see your progress. It's going to be beautiful!

tapmouse said...

WOW! It's gonna be just gorgeous! I have quite a few Noro skeins around, and 10 of one colorway I loved but have no clue WHY I only got 10 skeins of it! For WHAT? At least an option is to maybe work them into this with the other colors mixed in to make it bigger and just balance them all out!

I can hardly wait to see yours!

Beverly said...

Can't wait to see your progress. It's gonna be gorgeous!

gilraen said...

I love the colours too!! Just hate the feeling of the yarn :(

It will be fantastic looking when you are done :)

Jenny said...

I've always wanted to Knit Lizard ridge, but honestly don't like knitting with Noro so much. I can't wait to see how yours unfolds.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous!! All that color! Its going to be a spectacular blanket!

KnitPastis said...

Such a wonderful array of colors going on there. Your blanket is going to be stunning! xoxo

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I totally want to make one as well! They're super nice blankets!