Shiny and New

I finally got around to upgrading my phone and decided to go with the G1 (aka the ‘google phone’ from T-Mobile) since I really love having access to email and everything from my phone.  The last phone was a T-Mobile Dash (long story there) that I was really not a fan of since it’s Windows Mobile and let me tell you now that Internet Explorer on the mobile version crashes about as often as the non-mobile version used to.

So, the other day I was browsing through the applications in the marketplace that one can download and install on the G1 and happened to come across ShopSavvy.  Now the average person would think that this is a neat app – you go into a store for something, pick it up, and let ShopSavvy scan it quickly before deciding to buy it there or somewhere else that’s cheaper.  ShopSavvy, using the camera, scans the barcode on the item and delivers you the lowest prices on the web and locally based on your GPS location.

Me?  I nearly tripped over my own feet racing towards the yarn stash.  Most of the yarn I’ve got is from indie dyers and there’s no barcode, but I managed to find a few!

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Beauty in Repetition

Arguably the easiest knit I’ve ever done and SO beautiful.  This took me a whole two days to knit since I could not put it down.  I didn’t find one knot in any of the four skeins although there was plenty of vegetable matter throughout.  I suppose that’s the big problem I have with Noro – it costs enough that you’d think it would be a quality yarn with no VM.  I’m tempted to go and spin up something similar and make another scarf like this since it’s SO gorgeous and so easy to do.  The ‘base’ skeins I used were mostly black with some dark blue and green mixed in.. I suppose I could’ve picked better companion skeins or maybe started at different points so that I didn’t get the one really dark patch and the one really light patch, but the beauty of the project is that you never know what’s going to happen with Noro colors.  Also, no two scarves can ever EVER be the same since no two skeins of Noro that I’ve ever seen start and end at the same color.  That makes these Noro striped scarves like snowflakes, right?  😉

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf
Designer: Jared Flood
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden in 264, 246, and 252
Ravelry Project Link

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