Mad Hatter

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Dontcha just love it when you get totally crazy over a ball of yarn?  This little gem followed me home from the yarn shop when I was visiting relatives.  I am always so much more vulnerable to yarn lust when I am away from home - I think I'm afraid I'll run out and be stranded with no projects.  Never mind I never leave home without a separate suitcase of yarn.  Not Kidding.  So I succumbed to the charms of this particular skein at Thanksgiving.  I was so excited to start swatching that I recklessly tore off the band and promptly lost it.  Then reason briefly reigned for a while and I got back to work on the thing whose turn it really was at the time.  Flash forward to now, and I can't for the life of me remember what kind of Noro this is. 

I am so excited to tell you: I have been chosen to teach a class at the spring Knit and Crochet Show, sponsored by our friends at TKGA.  It's in Portland, Oregon, my home town, which makes it even more terrific.  My class is going to be about designing in stranded colorwork, and we'll be making hats based on our own charted motifs.  When I realized I needed to start getting ready for this, I immediately thought of my dreamy Noro whatever-it-is that I have been meaning to hat-ify in the Ruth Sorenson style.

I have never made anything in the Ruth Sorenson style, but that is not going to stop me trying.  I'm going out of town for the weekend to a figure skating competition, which just begs for something small and portable to take along.  This should just about do it.  And it fits so nicely into the Knitting Suitcase - barely takes up any room at all.