Some things just make me happy like this cutey cute mini pouch/coin purse (zip in top) which I purchased today from one of my favourite crafters/artists here in Tokyo. (sorry about the crap keitai photo)
And then some things make me sad like this sorry state of affairs:
Stephanie was sweet enough to gift me with some beautiful Socks That Rock yarn back when she visited Japan last year. I finally got around to knitting up some socks and decided that Jaywalkers they had to be. And embarassingly enough, even after reading the most helpful of websites and being the millionth person to knit these socks, I ran out of yarn. I wasn't even close to finishing the 2nd foot and to be honest I kind of knew when starting the 2nd sock that this would happen. It was kind of like when you are in a bad relationship and you know you should end it, but you want it so bad that you delude yourself into thinking things will work out until they come to a full stop (as shown in the picture). Um yeah, so anyway...
I was thinking of ripping back the toe of the first sock and using that yarn to finish up to the toe of the 2nd sock and then using another colour to knit the toe, but I think I'm just gonna rip the entire first sock and reknit it with a shorter leg. To be honest they are a super quick knit, but it's still pretty depressing.
But moving onto more exciting and happy news, we're more than likely going to the USA for Thanksgiving (my first real one) - woohoo! I'll finally get to meet the talented Erin, one of the organizers of the fabulous Girlie Show in Oklahoma City. If you are nearby OKC this Friday and Saturday be sure to check it out!
I have more to write, but I'll leave it there for today. I have a tendancy to write about seven posts in one. It's just that I have so much information to share with y'all. Oh and did I mention that I cracked and purchased a kit from here!!! Nearly finished it actually!!