I was really hoping that I would have something to write about today like a new finished top, or maybe a funny Japan incident....but I have come up empty-handed. Thank you to everyone for their congratulations - I am glad that I kept the post up there for a week. We had some 'blast from the past' commenters - the Internet really is an amazing place. Work is super busy at the moment, so there has only been limited surfing. The good news is that my laptop at home has come alive all of a sudden. It has been sitting quietly in the corner for quite a while and I thought I would just give it one more go and off she went. I'm not asking questions - am just happy that it works although its fickle nature makes me slightly nervous.
The Japanese knitting mag offer was very popular, so I have been making trips to the bookstore and buying a bunch of magazines/books - they must think I am very strange buying many copies of the same book!!! I am thinking about selling a bunch of Japanese knitting magazines that I have sitting here at home and maybe some other fun Japanese crafty stuff, so stay tuned. If there are any products that you would be particularly interested in getting your hands on, let me know. I will probably put them up for auction on ebay - a friend of us all.
TWO interesting links for those in Japan/Tokyo:
* Salvation Army Bazaar - now I heard about this thrift store through a Japanese friend of mine (the very shrewd and cool owner of Tiny Cafe in Senkawa). I haven't been, but a Tokyo SNB girl, Claire has and she sent me a pic of her haul!!! It looked amazing. So if you like thrift stores at proper thrift store prices, then head to the Bazaar. It is held every Saturday from 9am to about 1pm and I hear it gets busy, so be there early!!! I heard there's a bunch of cheap yarn for sale (and it's not acrylic!!).
Ooh and you can donate old stuff that you don't want anymore - which makes a lot more sense than throwing stuff away in the gomi (trash)!!
* Bonheur (Diamond Yarn) - this is an online yarn shop here in Japan that sells only Diakeito yarn. They have a great bargain section where you can buy discontinued lines in bags of 10 for between 1260 and 2100 yen!! Cheap!!