Sunday, July 20

Chinese Style Pullover

I used 1 strand each of Habu Paper A-60 and Habu Tsumugi Silk A-1 2/17 instead of 2 strand of Habu paper A-60 with 5mm circular needles. Very light and comfortable to wear!!
Closer view on the stitches.

It's 113gm with the 6 buttons

Balance of the yarns: 150gm Habu Tsumugi Silk and 40gm Habu paper.

Thursday, July 17

Holidays in Japan

Had a wonderful time spent in Japan!! It was birthday gift from hubby, flew in business class, received 1st class services and able to board in with me a 5mm addi circular needle!!! Thus, CO the Chinese Style Pullover on board.

We visited Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in about 2 weeks. Visited nice places, great sights seeing, met up with a friend whom we didnt meet for about 16 years! Excellence Japanese food, and fantastic shopping!! Especially shopping for yarns!!

These are the goodies I got back from my holidays, but not all are for me!!

The paper bag from Avril Kyoto

They sell this in a kit which including pattern & yarns, but since we have this book, I bought the 3 different yarns as required from the pattern book. i.e Cork Chenille, Mohair Loop and Tsumugi Silk. This was a special request from someone and I've been hunting this kit from Avril Kyoto, Tokyo and finally got the stock in Osaka!! I was so glad that finally i got it for her! hehe cheese cake and cappuccino when we meet ya!!
Kusha Kusha kit

More kusha kusha...
Cotton Gima - blue and light blue

Cotton Gima - green and light green
Silk and wool stainless steel

Pullover kit using Habu Paper A-60

Cardigan kit AR030 using Habu Picot

Habu Tsumugi Silk in 3 colours

Habu Cork Chenille yarn

Habu 100% silk

a Royal swift

Finally, here are some Noro and other Japanese yarns from Japan LYS. Hubby was helping me to vacuum pack the yarns so that can fit into my luggage!!
Before ......
While vacuuming.....

After vacuum packed!!