My New Favourite Online Paper Source
December 17th, 2008 | Link
I’ve long been a fan of the Japanese Paper Place, which has always had the most drool-worthy selection of Chiyogami papers I’ve ever seen. But, not living in—and rarely traveling to—Toronto, and not being a wholesaler, I’ve had to depend on other retailers to get the papers for me, because the store has never sold online. (Paper Mojo would order any paper for you, but the minimum sheet requirement was too high for me.)
All that just changed.
Snow Leopard Scarf
December 8th, 2008 | Link
My coworker Emily wore pink today, anticipating me yet again. It’s getting a little eerie.
This is the Snow Leopard Scarf, woven on my Ashford Knitter’s Loom. 5.5″ wide, 62″ long, 36 ends at 5 dpi. The yarn is a Novelty Boutone yarn from handpaintedyarn.com. It is a wool yarn with a cotton thread wrapped around it, and little “buttons” where the cotton thread is wrapped around like a little cocoon around the yarn. The buttons proved a bit of a problem in warping, as I originally wanted to use the 7.5 dpi reed but the buttons wouldn’t fit through the holes. However, the loose weave that resulted from the 5 dpi reed came out with a nice drape, and I think it would have been a bit stiff with a denser weave.
The Snow Leopard scarf takes its name from the song of the same name on the album Rook, by Shearwater. I lurve it.
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