Ooh yes a crafty post to start off the week. No babies here. How exciting!
Well a year after J was born I'm starting to get my crafty mojo back, but alas I still don't have a lot of time to ACTUALLY craft unfortunately. I can dream though, right?
So last week I bought a new Japanese craft book, which is exciting because I haven't bought one in a very long time.
It contains a whole bunch of lovely wearable and cute sweater/cardigan and accessory patterns that are based on aran knitting - lotsa cables.
I thought I would scan a bunch of picture to show you what is inside, but when I visited the Nihon Vogue website I discovered an AWESOME new feature. That's where the blog title comes in - 'tachiyomi' in Japanese means to stand and read. This is mostly encouraged in Japanese bookstores unlike in Australian newspaper shops. Anyways, Nihon Vogue has added a 'tachiyomi' feature to their new craft book online store, which means that you can check out 16 pages of any new craft book - it's REALLY good. It doesn't show you the whole book but definitely enough to whet your appetite. It also clearly shows the ISBN if you are keen to find a copy of a book you want.
So it is all in Japanese but laid out really simply. Here is the link to the book shown above:
Under the picture of the book cover, there is a yellowy/orange button - this is the tachiyomi button - click it to view the patterns inside the book.
While we are here, I'm also loving this book - Scandinavian Jacquard Hats! Check out the cute boy/girl white and red one. I'm so gonna knit this one.