Froggy Knits

August 02, 2004

Thanks Mindy!

I loooove mags (if you haven't noticed) and I just received one of my favorites (Japanese knitting mags)! It's rare that I even run across them, but thanks to Mindy I now have another.
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Here are a couple of my favorite sweaters.

I am lovin' the texture and sleeves on the red sweater and the oversized neck on the right sweater is too cute. There is also a bag and scarf set that is just overflowing with great colors!

And as if I needed inspiration to go back to NYC. Included was this beautiful postcard. Check it out!

Brooklyn Bridge, 1987
Photo by Genevieve Hafner

Many, many times after reading Mindy's entries, I am compelled to go the New York Times to check out the real estate and job market sections. Oh, how I miss NYC.

And wait there is more! I don't know if you've noticed but I have a thing for frogs. Mindy sent me a cd with the Frog Chorus on it. Froggy sounds that I never even realized they made. So interesting. I wish I could share a sound bite with you. While listening I couldn't help picturing these guys. A while back I went to the aquarium and saw this cute little guy

and on my most recent trip to the zoo ran into our snack buddy.

My mini and I know its time to stop for a snack break when we this little guy coming up around the bend.

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks! What a treat. As much as I appreciate the mag, post card, and the magnificent frog chorus, what I appreciate the most is the thoughtfulness behind them!

Posted by froggy at August 2, 2004 10:00 AM

So how do you translate the patterns? I mean do you speak Japanese or do you just use a dictionary or are the magazines just meant for inspiration, or do you have a Japanese speaking friend? Sorry so many questions. I have just never translates a pattern and I'm curious...
If I had money to buy Noro and that book I just might join you on the Klaralund-Along. So have fun and I'll be with you in spririt.

Posted by: Georgia at August 2, 2004 01:16 PM

Ditto all the questions Georgia asked. The patterns look great...and the frogs are sure cute :)

Posted by: Amy at August 2, 2004 01:27 PM

Now, you just KNOW that I love all things frog :-)

Those mags look wonderful. I LOVE browsing through them. I don't understand anything at all in them, but I enjoy looking at the designs and how they're styled.

Posted by: Becky at August 2, 2004 05:32 PM

you've discovered my weakness, magazines! i have piles and piles of them at home not about knitting but i am starting to get a large stack of knit ones now. i don't have any of the ones you have and they all look so inspiring. gotta get me the new rowan!

Posted by: Thuy at August 2, 2004 07:27 PM

Hi ! I love Japanese knitting magazines too! I have a lot. In fact, I only use Japanese pattern when I just start knitting. Although I don't read Japanese, I can read their chart pattern. It is quite easy if you know the "technique". If you need someone to translate the pattern for you, let me know and see what I can do for you.

Posted by: Eva Shiu at August 2, 2004 09:24 PM

funny thing..On a recent trip to a local park I saw a frog by a pond , and you and your knits came to mind.. happy knitting !

Posted by: nasheikah at August 7, 2004 07:03 PM