When I wrote the post on my new Japanese stitch pattern book, it was newly out of the box and I hadn't taken time to Google sites that might help me understand it.
Please note that I DO know how to Google! But thanks to all the helpful comments and emails I've received with links to helpful sites, I still haven't gotten around to searching on my own.
I've spent many pleasant hours this morning looking over Japanese/English knitting sites sent by readers. And, I'm not done yet. It's going to take a while.
When I'm done, I'll write a blog post and share the best sites.
Right now the Japanese stitches are still a big puzzle, but even if I never figure out some of the more complicated stitches in the book, the language and the stitch patterns are both beautiful eye candy.