Ok to be honest it's freezing in Tokyo. We had a glimpse of spring a couple of weeks back but since then it's just gotten plain cold. I figure this is winter's last hurrah, so there is hope on the horizon. Just look at the happy new spring banner that Darin designed for me - it makes me smile every time I look at it.
I haven't been posting lately because to be honest...I haven't been knitting. I did knit a pair of socks and two pairs of slippers for my host family in Aomori (didn't take photos - silly me) and I knit the upside down daisy hat from Itty Bitty Hats for one of my students who gave birth to her baby girl last Thursday. Didn't take a photo of that either. Bad blogger I am.
There is hope on the horizon though like I said because I will eventually finish that silly pentagon shrug from Vogue Knitting and the cherry blossoms are due to bloom soon adding a lot of pink happiness to our lives. To be honest I actually prefer when the petals fall off the trees and the whole park turns green actually!!!
Here's some recent photos:
C&J at the Bar Jap show with strange man in background
Yuko from Jap Kobo performing a song. The hair was amazing. Her voice was Kate Bush-esque. And if you take a quick look at the guitar player sitting next to her he is also amazing.
The Ume (plum blossoms) have ended now, but here were some pretty ones in our park
And here's the mini Days Burger from Pancake Days in Kichijoji. It's so tiny and cute. You must try it some time. Yes, it's a hamburger with pancakes for bread.
How's spring in your part of the world? No need to answer if you are from the southern hemisphere. I don't want to hear about sunshine or warm weather. Just yet.