My mother came home from Japan a couple of days ago, and she brought me some good stuff (and though my wacko brother likes to complain that I get all the good stuff, and he just gets underwear, I must point out that I am very specific in my requests, while he is not. Besides, he is very picky. Did you see the fabulous reflective sash my mother brought him, though?):
Some great fabric to add to my stash! Hillary found a Japanese web site that only sold fabric in Japan, so we conspired and figured out a way to GET SOME (make my mother bring some back). Hillary should get her fabric early next week, so keep your eyes peeled for the goodies she ordered. I love the fabric! You’ll also notice a couple of knitting magazines. There are some really weird things in the top one, but there is a crocheted flower tutorial in there, so maybe I will finally be able to figure out how to do that successfully.
Here’s some tawashi yarn:
I swear Japanese acrylic is softer and nicer than the American stuff.
And this is not from Japan, but I wanted to share. Check out the yummy chocolates my brother got for me at Moonstruck Chocolates, a local chocolatier:
He was offended because I didn’t immediately rip open the box to admire the truffles. He said he put a lot of effort into picking out the prettiest ones. I guess he ain’t all bad all the time.