Happy Fall!

Yesterday it was 102 degrees here in So Cal.  Despite that fact, Fall has arrived as far as fashion is concerned.  I've been seeing so many fun trends--plaid, borrowed from the boys.  Picked up a couple of my favorite Japanese fashion mags yesterday--Liniere and Fudge.  Hey if anyone can get me that Harris Tweed metal-frame bag, I would be willing to do some serious trading.

Also, my Japanese Weave Wrap pattern is now available.  This woven wrap is a lot easier than it looks. The technique involves working the strips together, then working them separately and re-positioning them to make the "weave" pattern. A very comprehensive photo tutorial is also included in the instructions.

The technique is similar to a cable, and the pattern can be manipulated by changing the order of the stitches.

The yarn used is Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky which is the perfect combination of heft and drapey softness for this type of stitch pattern.