Again I am talking about knitting and yarn again, when all I should think about are quilts...! Somebody come over and take away my needles because I can't put them down.
Knitting a pair of simple wristwarmers in the most beautiful, woolen-spun, lace-weight Elsa Cormo.
I don't care a great deal about soft, in fact I LOVE honest and slightly scratchy when it comes to wool, but this yarn's softness is something I'd like to cover myself with from top to toe. So dreamy. Good I am in Japan because nobody here would care about me wearing knitted trousers... but seriously, I have enough yarn to make myself a sweater (fingering weight) and am tempted to cast on for that soon.
The chair I recently found in a thrift store and it was mine for only 200 Yen (1.7 Euro or 2.5 US Dollars). It was fairly scuffed and in need of severe cleaning, oil and polishing, to get rid of the rust on its legs. But it is well recovered now and a great addition to my craft room. It is low and quite wide, perfect to sit cross-legged on it and knit.
What a lucky find, don't you think?!
The fabric you see on top of this little drawer is from a thrift store as well. I have 5.70 m of this beautiful asa no ha (hemp leaf) patterned cotton and it came with instructions to make a jacket for wearing indoors. But I'd rather like to make an apron instead, if I ever manage to dig out my sewing machine again.
Keep your fingers crossed because I really would like to have that apron!
While I'm at it, I could show you another addition to my craft room.
Last year I made a footrest/ doorstopper. It originally was a little bean bag I bought at Muji, just to have the filling, because it would have been more expensive to get the filling in a craft store. I made a new cover for it, using fun, brightly coloured fabrics. Some of them tenugui, some vintage, some leftovers from sewing clothes for Dagny when she was little.
Proof that it is used as footrest indeed. Dagny loves it!
Next time there will be quilts, talk to you soon!