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Thursday, May 18, 2006

habu huh?

i forgot to mention that i'm completely fascinated by habu, you know, the yarn made of paper, and paper with shredded stuff spun into it and wire and ... well you get the picture.

so when i was visiting in portland with mims, i bought this kit.

as you may guess from the photo, it's a little high maintenance.

first off, the cones, THE CONES. at first, it looked so pretty, all wound up in the small spire, but for knitting, they were likes spires of chaos. but my lazy kate seems to have kept it in check.

second, the paper, well, it's like knitting paper.

third, and this is what i should have the most complaints about, I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PATTERN. (sidenote: i will admit that I didn't even look at the pattern when i bought the kit, i was just so intrigued at the time i didn't even care)
the knitting of the thing is straight forward, but the actual making up the bag requires some sort of japanese-english translation.

well, whatever. i'll figure something out. i'll let you guys in on my frustrations as it happens.


Blogger Kristin said...

vv, you are a knitting goddess.

7:06 AM


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