Well, ok, it's not urgent, but right about now I'm seriously wishing I had continued studying Japanese.
My husband went to Osaka and just got back this past weekend. And he came bringing oodles of goodies for both N. and myself (poor little bun in the oven got left out though). It was like Christmas in May... and have you ever noticed how the Japanese seem to have perfected the art of cute? Their fashion is pretty awesome too.
In any case, one of the goodies I got was this crochet magazine.
I love the outfits they have in there, and the accessories... *drool*
Problem is... all the patterns are in Japanese! And although I can read hiragana and katakana, my knowledge of kanji is just not enough to follow the patterns (fyi: these three systems mentioned make up the Japanese writing system, along with some use of the Latin alphabet we use). Japanese patterns usually include lots of pictures and illustrations to help you follow along, and I have used some in the past to sew for N. But I can't read these crochet ones and it's killing me.
I'm wondering if it's possible to read them if I get someone with more experience in crochet... Any takers?