I’ve finished the back of Emily and it’s already blocked.
This is finally an accurate picture of the color! I love the Venezia Worsted, and it became a very different fabric when blocked – more drapey and light, which is exactly what this sweater needs! The eyelets also opened up, which I was a bit worried about. I’ve started a sleeve. Since this sweater has full sleeves, the cast on for the sleeve is actually 2 stitches larger than for the back! It does get decreased down quite a bit, but it isn’t going to be quick!
I’ve been admiring photos from Japanese Knitting magazines for quite awhile, and I was feeling grumpy last night (did I mention that we have not had hot water for a week? It seems the part will never come in…) so I ordered 3 books for myself from SaucyLouise, 1 spring’/summer, 1 autumn/winter, and one accessories book. I hope I’m able to figure them out! Here are a few pictures I found around of what I ordered, but I will post reviews whenever they come in!
9 thoughts on “Japanese”
Wow! You are fast! Emily’s looking great! That’s a beautiful shade of blue.
Emily is going to be stunning! And I love the green sweater in the magazines you ordered. I know Grumperina knit her Mountainash shawl from Japanese instructions, and she’s totally the type to take notes. Maybe she’s kept some of them on what the different symbols mean?
I really like that blue, it will look great on you!
i just can’t get over how fast you knit 🙂
That *is* a beautiful color. Can’t wait to see it all finished!
I love the eyelet section! It’s what I like most about that sweater (I just got Heartfelt myself). Beautful blue, too.
I am continually amazed at how quickly you crank out such beautiful sweaters!
Oooh, Emily’s looking gorgeous. Can’t wait to see it finished!
Love to see your new works. I don’t read Japanese but i have no problem reading the pattern. If you need any help i will be happy to give it a try. Also, check out http://www.yesasia.com as it carries Japanese magazines too. i normally order from there.
Hi ! The back of your Emily is already so beautiful !
I love Japanese craft books and magazines , I’ve already posted on my blog about that (the title of the article is “Livres japonais de patchwork , broderie et tricot ” ) and you’ll find in the right column of my blog , a category named “Liens intéressants ” meaning ” Interesting Links ” , there you’ll find shops selling japanese books and magazines all over the world .
I hope you’ll find something interesting .
Have a nice day !