Look what I’ve got!
I just realized there has been such a long time since I bragged about anything, so it’s about time I did it ;) Today I am showing you my wonderful, lovely and in many other ways incredible ‘japanese stash’.
I remember reading on Ravelry that one of the Japanese knitters knit a tunic with paper yarn. So, I asked my friend Chie wheter it’s true that you can actually buy paper yarn in Japan (I know, I could have just Googled it, but being a journalist by education I rely on my sources).
A couple of weeks later there was a package waiting for me. From Japan. As if that was not enogh, for me, mail rat… there was yarn in it! Not paper yarn, but yarn made from wood pulp! Eco Andaria is its name. I got 4 skeins of red (my favourite colour), one skein of beige and one of ‘rusty’ colour. And a book with crochet instructions that I can actually read (well, not literally… I can decipher the crochet patterns, which is way better than Vogue on the go ;)).
All this happened a couple of months ago (and yes, I’ve kept this a secret…) and NOW I am deciding what to crochet with it! The feel of this yarn is more like artificial fibre, I could even say a bit ‘plasticy’, something that couldn’t be used for clothes, but for bags, hats and similar (and the crochet patterns included in the book are just bags and hats). I have bamboo handles and need a summer bag…
Or maybe I’ll just let it sit in my closet and admire it for some time more…
Thank you Chie for sending me this great present. It makes me happy again and again :)