japanese wool

So I ordered a bundle of Japanese silks and wool scraps for doll clothes some time ago, which I received today, and among the woolens was… this.

I mean, I don’t mind small manjis in my silks or kimonos; they’re so common as a symbol for good luck and are often woven into the silk of rinzu kimono, but this is a little too much I think. Especially given the colours.

I mean, the fabric itself is gorgeous in texture and everything, but I don’t particularly think I want my dolls to wear something made off of this. Maybe I can use it just for patchwork and cut it so the manji aren’t visible…?

What’s arrived?! It’s Mini-Socks* from youtubeknits!  She’s beautiful and soft. She came all the way from Australia and brought along some mysterious TimTams (I’ll be slamming these in my coffee later) and some really beautiful Japanese Noro wool! I’m not sure what I’ll make with this beautiful stuff but the colours inside are amazing. Thank YOU a million, Knits! You have really brightened up my rainy morning.

*Socks is my minecraft character, and this is my current skin made real!