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  • So you go to England and blog about Japanese interpretations of French aprons? So cosmopolitan, you fancy thing!

  • Kay,
    I lived in Japan for 3 years – and trust me – Japanese women wear aprons *all* the time. They have some really cute ones, too.

  • Lucky you in England! I am so envious. Haven’t gotten into the apron thing. But I do like the cowgirl/fiber food stuff.
    Have you seen Regina’s work?

  • housewaify. You slay me! Juxtaposing Ann’s fern sketch and the Japanese apron instructions makes me think Ann missed her calling as a Japanese apron instruction illustrator. There’s a career path I bet she never considered. Or anyone else in the free world, for that matter.

  • Kay, I’m only a week behind you! Send important yarn and fabric shopping information by next Thursday!

  • Very nice apron book! And yes, Japanese women wear their aprons EVERYWHERE, so why not wear cute ones? Those Japanese, always ahead of the game.

  • Oh, for goodness sake, (I’m trying not to swear), I have eschewed those (not swearing again) aprons for years, my Mom the antique dealer, foisted ancient ones discovered in my Grandmother’s Vermont kitchen drawer on me many a time. Hate them, although in recent years do relent to put one on but only for floury bread baking and MAYBE for Thanksgiving dinner prep. OK, must go post this same message at angy chicken or the related aprons blog. Tell me, is anyone but the Japanese wearing them? In public?
    Wendy {still knitting, definately not sewing aprons, but using the sewing machine to make a “skirt” out of a plastic shower curtain for my 11 year old’s hover craft project, Janome HATES sewing plastic fabric the way I HATE aprons…(perhaps if I weren’t 40 something and didn’t have memories of aprons I’d like them more…)}

  • Those Japanese books are gorgeous. By coincidence, I just received a knitting book that I ordered months ago (I posted some pix on my blog if anyone’s interested) and it is equally yummy.
    I can remember my Mom getting together with her sisters and sewing up a dozen aprons at a time. I recall a chiffon phase–blue, pink, yellow, and peach frothy confections. I’m not sure how practical they were, but Mom did use hers when she was entertaining. Wish I knew what happened to all those groovy aprons.

  • wow-kay, thanks for the great shout-out. I have to tell you, I just got that book-and sweet jesus, it is amazing! now I don’t have to scan it either! I can just send everyone over here! thanks and hope you are having a great time.

  • OKay, so I have to apologize AGAIN for second-guessing you. When you described the Japanese French-style apron book to me, the inward monologue ran something like, “Kay needs HELP…again,” but these are gorgeous.
    Kaysalwaysright, Kaysalwaysright, Kaysalwaysright…

  • I find it slightly disturbing that one would even contemplate using any of these beauties for mucky jobs …. unless the purpose of an apron has changed somehow over the last few years and no-one told me ?
    How’s it going in the deep south (not that Emma lives all that far south but hey it’s still over the border) ? North of the border is pretty fun too if you ever care to venture this way …. :0)
    Heather x

  • Hmmm, very interesting. Here’s my SAT-style hypothesis… apron:sewing::scarf:knitting.
    No sizes, no intimidation, no real way to mess it up, but with infinite cuteness potential given the right fabrics/yarns and the right photographer. 😉

  • I have enjoyed your blog so much, but after yet another “skinny” comment count me out. I am thin, I was BORN that way, Japanese models, just like American and European models are THIN, just because people are THIN doesn’t make them a freakin joke. I find this common on a lot of knitting blogs. Maybe I should stop knitting because i obviously don’t fit the mold.I’ll miss your blog. It really was a nice read.

  • Hi Kay,
    I was wondering where you got the apron book? I’d like to get my hands on one!

  • These aprons are most awesome. Love them.