It's the March issue of Keitodama magazine, hot off the press and then the airplane from Japan. It's my favorite kind of eye candy - beautiful handmade things to look at on every page (including some made by friends like Ruth Marshall; and Annemor Sundbo; and Kazekobo, who's got a whole spread featuring her Fair Isle and Shetland lace knitting).
But my favorite thing about the issue is this:
That's right, for the very reasonable price of 3500 yen (about $46), you can now order this book and have it delivered to Japan. Yippee!
A Kirkus starred review; a Junior Library Guild Selection; an "Outstanding Book," National Science Teachers Association; a Bank Street Best Book of the Year with Outstanding Merit; a Cook Prize Honor title; and a Cornell "Agricultural Literacy Week 2013" pick. For more news, come visit me at my website: lelanargi.com
"Excellent – and very readable..." Library Journal
This book "might be what turns a child into a knitter and an adult into a designer." Hartford Knitting Examiner
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