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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

  1. 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?

  2. 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 as it carries Japanese magazines too. i normally order from there.

  3. 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 !

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