In February, I went to Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat (and market). I purchased the yarn at the top of the photo. I stuck it in my suitcase, toted it home and stashed it in The Knit Room (unpacked) for a treat some day.
While visiting My Mom last week, I thought I should purchase some yarn "just in case" I run out of knitting at Gold Rush (Oronocco, MN). Riiigghht. We ran in to Kristen's Knits in Rochester, MN. Kristen's had a LOT of Noro sock yarn colorways . . . green and grey and black; purples with greys. Too many to choose from, really. I bought the yarn ball on the bottom.
I started knitting the sock (with the yarn on the bottom of the photo) on Thursday this week and knit more on Friday . . .
The whole time I was knitting on this sock, I was thinking "this yarn might be the same yarn I bought at Madrona". Hmm. Well, the Kuriosity Kitty got me this morning and I dug in the suitcase. WhahLah. Same yarn. Same colorway. Same dye lot. Same yarn.
I have an abundance of this Noro now. Maybe 18 socks worth of yarn. It is quite fun to knit; however, long time on one colorway. That's a lot of blue . . .