Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Trunk Show at the Possum

The kimono (着物, kimono?)[1] is the national costume of Japan. Originally the word "kimono" literally meant thing to wear (ki wearing and mono thing)[2] but now has come to denote a particular type of traditional full-length garment.

Knit Kimono was one of those books that I was not sure about. Nothing really appealed to me while looking through the book. Seeing the garments in person was a different experience. Some of them were gorgeous and others just made you wonder what they were thinking.

I love the buttons on this one.

The vest looked wonderful on. The full length blue one called for about 20 skeins of yarn.

Sorry for the poor photography. I was having lighting and camera trouble.


  1. They are lovely, but I couldn't wear one even if it was the prettiest thing in the world. Imagine, if you will, a sack of potatoes with a string in the middle.

  2. who knitted them all? Must have taken a LONG time. Anyway, thanks for sharing the photos :)

    I wouldn't wear one, either, for various reasons. Some things are just meant to be looked at by me ;)

  3. I just picked that book up last week! I'm not sure if I'll wear any of the items but I really want to make some.

  4. pretty! i would probably never finish one of those! haha and i agree with cindy, i would totally look like a sack of potatoes!


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