We're back from Japan. Arrived back home yesterday, still feeling groggy and not really that keen on doing the sensible things like unpacking and putting stuff away.
I may have over-bought on both yarn and origami paper. Most of the origami paper came from Daiso for Y108, the equivalent of 55p/ 89 cents. My plan is to fold a whole load more paper cranes and send them back to Hiroshima. I have enough for several hundred; after a fit of insomnia at 4:00 this morning, fifteen cranes have already been folded.
I did manage some knitting, during train journeys and flights - and waiting time for said train journeys and flights.
|Knitting on the train between Fukoshima and Hiroshima|
The best knitting, as far as I'm concerned was at the top of the world's tallest tower - Tokyo Skytree I was knitting in the queue to get tickets from the Tembo desk to the Tembo galleria (the highest point of the tower). Only I was half way through a row as we got in the lift, so I had to finish it at the top.
|Knitting at the top of Tokyo Skytree|
Literally, knitting on top of the world.
The yarn purchases will be covered in another post - but there was some. Come on, this is Japan - home of Noro, there was no way I was coming home empty handed. Turns out that it's the home of other lesser known yarn brands too.
|View from Tokyo Skytree; Mount Fuji is somewhere in the distance|
Dinner on the last night was in the Tokyo Bay area, which was just beautiful.
Then on the monorail to the airport I found a new definition of over-eager - trying to knit standing up on a train, with a 16kg rucksack and no hand holds. It didn't last more than a few rows:
|Knitting on the monorail|
The item I was knitting in that photo is now waiting to be sewn up, again another blog post awaits.
Now if you'll please excuse me, I think it's bed time.