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February 24, 2006

Crafting Japanese in the news

Two big pieces of Crafting Japanese news:

Craftypod interviewed me for a podcast about Japanese Craft Books!

Crafting Japanese got mentioned in a real life magazine that I bought at the store! Kim, the editor of Crochet Me, wrote a nice column for knit.1 about amigurumi and included this site. Welcome any new knit.1 readers!

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February 20, 2006


Runo Dollmaking with a bunch of free patterns in English for dolls, stuffed animals, gloves, baby stuff, and underwear.

Kiki doll


and nekomimi dolls by Knitting While Intoxicated


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February 19, 2006



New Style of Heirloom Knitting by Toshiyuki Shimada

pictures at Montreal Knits

Crossed in Translation knit-along for a cardigan from the book

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February 18, 2006

Kinokuniya Seattle special offer

Mikio Funaki from the Seattle Kinokuniya just left this comment:

We, Kinokuniya Seattle store, now have a special display for Crafting Japanese till Mar.31. We are carrying most of the titles on this web site that are available. You can find these books and more! Just say "Crafting Japanese" at the cashier, so that you can get 10% discount for any craft books. Please visit our real shop & web site.

And here's their address:

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America
Seattle store
525 S Weller St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Thanks to everybody who emailed me to let me know about the Crafting Japanese display at Kinokuniya! Exciting! Welcome to any new Seattle readers.

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February 12, 2006

NHK magazine


Anybody who can help with the name of this magazine?

pictures including a zoom of a doll pattern at Klucking Bear

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same bag modified


bucket tote


and granny bag, all by Little Purl of the Orient


pictures at Klucking Bear

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