I'm finally using that washi yarn I found for something... I'm knitting it with a ball of that linen I found the same day. It will be a small bamboo-handled purse, maybe for my friend's birthday. I came up with an interesting way to show off the washi. I didn't like how it got hidden when I held it together with the linen, so for the body of the bag I'm doing double-stockinette, with the washi on the outside. I'm sure other people do this, but I've never seen it done (knitting a finer-gauge novelty yarn over a bulkier yarn to show off the texture while sill creating a sturdy fabric). I'm calling it "Figure-Ground knitting" :P I'm really liking this, maybe I will buy some more and make some others, Or try it with a different novelty yarn :) Wish the Bamboo handles weren't so expensive though, doubles the price of the bag!
Ok here's the pics! As you can see, I did ribbing for the part over the handles, then switched to the doubble-sts.
And here's a pic of the washi yarn before: