first picture is the pretty origami paper i bought last week at tokyu hands. except i haven’t made anything with it yet. i think i will end up making little paper kimonos to put on cards. and maybe some boxes. i really like the way the little boxes came out. i made them in (uglier) cheap paper i bought to try first. i also made a monkey but after that completely lost interest. for some reason if it involves “pasting” separate sheets together, i don’t find it so interesting.
i think it’s neat to make something out of 1 sheet of paper, strictly folding it it, and having it turn out to be some intricate yet recognizable shape. once pasting together a bunch of relatively simple shapes is in order, i find it boring. and unfortunately i didn’t look at the book i bought quite closely enough before buying it, but most of the interesting looking projects are actually a number of simple shapes pasted together. such as the moneky, which is 3 separate shapes. so my interest in origami has waned and on to knitting we go.
today was grey and rainy, perfect weather to hole up at home and do some knitting. first order was to gather supplies to start making my first pair of socks. first i went to the hundred yen shop (dollar store) and bought a couple of sets of bamboo double pointed needles. then i went to union wool to find some yarn to make socks and was ever so delighted to find some regia sock yarn, on sale too! so i bought a couple of skeins.