Wednesday, January 18, 2006

anything Japanese

I have always been fascinated by yarns from Japan. Noro is definitely one of them. An Angel called me while i was having a cold over christmas, asking me about yarns and stuffs. With her help, I was able to get a ball of Noro Silk Garden in #82. So what can one do with just one ball of silk garden? A Silk Garden Beanie of course!

Pattern: Silk Garden Beanie from And She Knits Too
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden #82
Needle: 4mm DPNs
Size: n/a
Time to finish: under 4 hours while watching TV.

Consider the above as the first FO for 2006. In fact Marilyn's Not-so-shrunken Cardigan should be the first. Somehow its in the washing machine doing a few spins while I'm documenting, will talk about it when i have pics for it.

More Japanese stuffs...
no prize for guessing the pattern to the photo on the left. The yarn was actually meant for a Rebecca pattern, but i found something more suitable for it and so i need to destash this Katia yarn. I might have enough to do another Orangina. or more than enough for this

By the by, thanks for the recommendation on the cable cardi. However, I just can't bear the idea of knitting loads up and having to frog everything. So the plan's to stall it away and follow nature's path. Good luck to those who will be knitting this up, can't wait to see the cables popping out.

And have you watched Memoirs of a Geisha yet?Definitely a must watch. i have not read the novel but i hope the movie covers most of the important details. And now I need to hunt for a copy of this book.


6 Loops:

Ruth said...

i read the book and really enjoyed it, despite the controversy around the book. i feel bad for the actual geisha who this book/movie is based on... her community shunned her because her lifestyle was exposed.

erin said...

The Japanese pattern is the shell tank with the scallop crochet edging? Glad you found the right yarn to knit it. I've swatched the French cable cardi and it works in my aran gauge yarn. Sure you don't want to do it this round with us? :)

Vivian said...

I love the novel of Memoirs of the geisha. I read it few years back, a great book and beautifully written. Must read, you'll enjoy it.

Vanessa said...

I saw the movie before xmas but i still think the book is way much better.

kessa said...

I read the book a few years back.. Was very surprised when someone told me its written by a caucasian. (I don't check the authors' name out when I read this type of books..) I've yet to watch the movie but I'll do that soon. Was kinda disappointed when my sis told me they didn't put the proper geisha gear (white face, split-peach hairstyle, etc)

Anonymous said...

the book is awesome. i haven't seen the movie yet, but i've seen from the pictures that they haven't at least stuck 2 the gheisha look [the hairstyle, the make-up]. but the book is more than worth reading.

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