I feel like I had no one else to turn to so I decided to write to you. You see Noro I have a love/hate relationship with you. I see you lined up on the shelves of a yarn store and I get wooed by your brilliant colors. I tell myself, "No", again and again but you always win out. After much deliberating I purchase your high priced yarn and I bring you home.
I am a bit of a yarn snob and so you fit right into my stash. You can mingle with all of my alpaca and silk and don't even blink when I put you next to my Autumn or new Lang Mille Fiamme. You can hold your own in any stash. When I reach for you to make a project I know will not be appropriate for your loveliness I can not stop myself. It is like the Noro Fairy comes out and sprinkles Noro fairy dust all over me making me lose all knitting sense.
Take this lovely Queen Anne Lace Scarf. I was looking for a beautiful scarf to make as a Christmas present for my knitting group Christmas Exchange. You Noro Kureyon jumped out of my stash so fast I couldn't believe it. I didn't even remember you were there. I knew I should not be swayed by your colorway and your lovely yarn fumes. Yet I picked up my size J hook and got to work. I worked on you while waiting for my son's state swim meet to start. Your scratchiness was distracting, yet I kept on. I knew I should stop and use you for a felting project because you were so rough in my hands, I was nervous about the swim meet and didn't have another project so I kept at it. So here we are today, with a beautiful yet extremely scratchy scarf that will be washed a million times yet never be right.
Noro books you are not off the hook either. I get wooed by your glossy photos of people having a lovely time in your Noro goodness. I buy you even though I try to resist.
Then I almost hyperventilate until I can buy more of your over priced yarn to make another project. Noro Taiyo you caught my eye even though your depth of color does not show up in these pictures. I have been waiting with much anticipation until I could cast you on. I have ignored that your yarn has broke now several times as I have tried to implement a crochet cast on. Do I stop and think this may not work? No because you are Noro and you have powers over me that I can't seem to control.
Will I still love you tomorrow when I am frustrated with this vest? Probably not but I know your power and I will sucumb to you again.
Thanks for listening,