Froggy Knits

August 06, 2004

Thanks Alison!

Way back in February I fell in love with a magazine that I saw over at
super eggplant. Mariko has already shown us best pics, but I just have to celebrate these great patterns again. This is the mag that started it all. My love for Japanese patterns and ever since I have been looking for this book without any success.

But thanks to Alison I can see the pics first hand! I thought this mag was no longer attainable a while back and I am sooooo grateful that Alison sent it to me.
click photos for close-ups

I love the cover sweater and the flowers on the sleeveless are just fantastic.

Very cute and easy enough to follow schematics and charts.

These little numbers should be pretty easy to recreate. My mini and I have already run to Joanns for buttons for her head and wristband and I have some odds and ends that are very similar in color and texture to maybe make some scarves. And of course there will be a matching wrist and headband for her dolly.

In knitting news or need to be blocking news Alex has been sitting around in pieces for about a week. I just need to block and seam her and she'll be ready to go. Also inching for space in the blocking zone is the little pink Debbie Bliss cashmerino bag and the flower washcloth. I guess the weekend will include a lot of jumping over and maneuvering around available carpet space.

Posted by froggy at August 6, 2004 11:01 AM

I'd love to know how to do that's gorgeous! The scarves are pretty too!

Posted by: sandra at August 6, 2004 11:43 AM

Great designs! I like the little stripy tee-shirt - I'm a sucker for a contrast edging...

Posted by: Anita at August 7, 2004 06:51 AM

i don't want to see any pictures of you modeling the stripped sweater unless you decide to style your hair in the same way.HAHA

Posted by: joy at August 7, 2004 11:32 AM

I love that sweater on the front cover. I like the colours that they did it in too, does it say what yarn they used?

And yes, if you make one of the sweaters, you will definately have to model with your hair like that. It is very chic!

Posted by: Dani at August 7, 2004 03:15 PM

I adore Japanese magazines, too! The charts and schematics are, in my opinion, among the best out there. The patterns are cute and refreshing, too. A clever knitter could definitely recreate them without speaking the language. Go for it, Froggy!

Posted by: Becky at August 9, 2004 06:38 AM

Aaack! I have never seen Japanese knitting mags before! Sooo cute. That sleeveless with the flowers is beautiful.. Can't wait to see some of these being knitted!

And love the color of Alex.

Posted by: Carrie at August 9, 2004 08:56 AM

LOL! I can totally relate to the "No space on the carpet" comment! If only I could afford to buy a house and build my own little "knitting studio" in the back....

Posted by: Monica at August 9, 2004 02:22 PM

I own that magazine & LOVE it to death :). I'm actually knitting the white St st curling scarf from it. I also plan to do i's scarf ^__^, I like how the ribbing mocks an almost cable look.

Posted by: Jen at August 9, 2004 03:55 PM

Oh Froggy I am so coveting your Girly Knit book. I really want to track that one down. If you ever get tired of it you just let me know. Looking forward to seeing your fun projects from this book!

Posted by: p1uon at August 11, 2004 03:59 AM

omigosh - I want a Girly Knit of my own! Where can I find one in Southern California - and would it be translated into English?

Posted by: cookie doh at September 9, 2004 09:32 PM