Japanese Craft Books! Yipee!
I finished the Nasturtium socks. Now I can get back to the sock I'm knitting out of my Dye-O-Rama yarn. The Nasturtium socks fit DD#2 pretty well. She's got long thin feet, so the snug stitch pattern works pretty well on her. I think I'll write this one up and post it as a free pattern.
The DH played golf on Fathers Day. So my girls and I took a road trip. We went to an area up by the George Washington Bridge, that has a mall that is like a little Japan. First we got some Udon for Lunch. Then went to the Japanese grocery store, where they sell fish for sushi, and my daughters favorite, Pocky. (Pocky are little bread sticks dipped in chocolate.) Next we went to the dish store that has the most wonderful Japanese dishes. I couldn't leave without these!
My favorite store on the trip, is always the Japanese book store. I love to peruse the craft books. Here are the ones that came home with me.
Two crochet books. I know I just learned to crochet last week, but I couldn't resist. Take a look at some of what's inside!
Crochet Cactus, what's a girl to do?
Charming little coin purses!
The "Lacework Mini-Doily" book is filled with pages like this. I'm sure they are above my current abilities, but a girl can dream. . .
Then, inspired yet again by the Knit Sock Kit Swap. I bought a couple of books with bag ideas.
For your viewing pleasure, here's a peek inside these.
Now I've got lots of ideas for my buddy's project bag. . .