Remember when I posted about this book a while back? I finally found it online! It's really cute, and I wish I would have bought it when I was in Portland.
Here's another nice one that is sort of similar to the first.
And this one is beautiful too. The whole site has lots of Japanese goodness to inspire.
And about the Humanoid sweater from last year that I'm trying to replicate, I got the idea from Elly. She tried it once, but it accidentally shrunk in the dryer. So she's in the process of trying again. I thought it would be fun to do it too. I'm making my own pattern up, and if it turns out well, I'll share and post the pattern here and on Ravelry. We can all make one! : )