Friday, May 17, 2013

One Week to Japan!

Okay, technically a little over a week, but I've got to find a knitting pattern to keep me busy for 13 hours on the plane...plus some ibuprofen for my fingers - ha! No, seriously, this came today in the mail - WHAT?!


Have any of you ladies ever ordered anything from here? It's yarn AND patterns, and my burning question is, why do you pay for patterns when there are so many free ones on the internet and in magazines? Do you get more fit options, or do they seem to be nicer items? I don't get it. I really like this sweater...



but it's $18 to get the booklet, that also has 19 other designs, apparently. Hmmm...

So I stopped sewing my wardrobe after that last skirt, and went to Loft to buy up every pair of capri-ish pants they had on sale. I got white, seafoam, salmon, and sky blue, to be specific...and tan. And I got a couple of knit tops that were $8 each, so how could I resist that? See, we're in Japan 2 weeks, and it's all hotels after the first 4 days, when we're at Dean's aunt's house. Have you ever sent laundry to be done in a hotel? I haven't, and I'm a little weirded out by it.

And God bless my friend and sewing buddy, Robbie, because she lives here...


where the Hangout Music Fest is going on as we speak. (Hey Robbie, it's our anniversary - 3 years?) I blogged about the boys going to the Hangout Fest, and Robbie happened to read my post. She realized we lived near each other because it was in her backyard, and sewing buddies were born! You can go to that link and stream some live music if you like. Alrighty, off to study more Japanese...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed lunch yesterday! and I hope you have a wonderful time in Japan.

Robbie

Sister said...

Me too! I looked up my fabric shops in Tokyo - got a list in hand. Might even try some weaving in Kyoto - they let you practice on a mini-loom and take it home...