What could I tell you about this number?
Maybe that there are way too many cars in the world that need to be parked somewhere... But that's easily said by someone living close to the train station and grocery store and having only one child.
秋晴れ - akibare.
Autumn here in our area of Japan really feels great. The air so fresh and clear and the skies so blue. Finally, after another of those exhaustingly hot and humid summers one can breathe and see again. At least this is what it feels like. Year after year. And I am always surprised anew how beautiful and bright everything is.
I have made up my mind and am really determined to fill this blog with life again... Thisoldtradition should help getting me back into more frequent blogging. I'll be forced to grab my camera and venture out in order to hunt down those numbers again all through December.
Let's count again!
PS: Thank you very much for your warm welcome. I am happy you are there, somewhere in this world. Hope my answers to your comments have reached you all.
Have a good day!
And if you celebrate, Happy 1. Advent to you!
First of all: You are the best! Thank you so, so much for the warm welcome - again! You are just too good to me! I have been so happy to read all your kind words.
Maedels, ich habe mich so gefreut ueber Eure Worte, Ihr seid echt die Besten - Vielen Dank!!!
Yesterday was Hinamatsuri, hope you all had a happy day!
As in past years I went to the Minkaen in Center Kita to see an exhibition of hina dolls and tsuribina (hanging decoration for hinamatsuri) which turned out to be more beautiful than ever.
I won't read my postings from last year when I announced I was coming back, but I think I had in mind to post some pictures of my knittings to finally get my ravelry project pages updated. So here are two of my most favourite knits I have ever done: the left mitten and the right one of my pair of Fiddlehead Mittens!
The pattern is well written and knitting the mittens is so easy and quick. I very much enjoyed making these. Last year.
And over this past year they went through many things, including too hot washings and a bicycle accident I had in December during which they had to withstand a lot!
Knitted in a heavy DK weight yarn on small needles, they are dense and thick. Lined with an angora blend they are even warm enough to serve me as perfectly cozy skiing mittens while being on Hokkaido last week - with temperatures of up to minus 14 degrees Celsius!
I surely will never again wear some High-tech skiing glove again - I choose good old fashioned wool mittens!
I hope you have as much fun with these simple book covers as I have.
They are quick and easy to make and once you finished the first you wonder if there are more naked books that could use a nice dress...