Monday, January 21, 2008


Feedback from friends and family is unanimous at this point: a resounding GO TO JAPAN!!! My head agrees, but my mother's gut will need to get used to the idea (I've never been away from my kids for more than one night since the day they were born). Luckily, I've got 6 weeks before we fly out (yes, if all goes according to plan, I'm totally going). I'd be crazy to miss an opportunity like this. I've starting researching likely day-trip destinations (we're about 65 km from Tokyo) and even found a bunch of Tokyo yarn stores to visit, as well as a Stitch and Bitch group that I could drop in on! :)

I've had quite the (culinary) Asian weekend, actually. Saturday, Phil and I celebrated our 14 year (dating) anniversary with a lovely sushi dinner, followed by a movie (There Will Be Blood). The food was great, and the movie was excellent. Three Words: Daniel. Day. Lewis. 'Nuff said. And Sunday, I met my cousin Jessica for Dim Sum (I hadn't been in ages - YUM!!!). So much for the diet!

Today's post will be on the short side, because Émilie is home sick with a cold and a nasty bit of conjunctivitis (thanks again for watching Maxime while we went to the pharmacy, Kate!!!). Seriously, she seems to be secreting badness from every orifice. Fun times.

Knitting has been put on the back burner for the time being, but hopefully I'll be able to get some progress on the foot of Phil's sock during nap time this afternoon (and maybe even post some progress pictures on Ravelry).

Finally, someone (Hi Joey!) told me about a new yarn store that just opened in Montreal, on Monkland, called something like Tricot Treats. I did a little hunting around, and it's actually called Tricot Quartier. Anyone ever been? I'm thinking of taking a gander sometime this week... Although, I think I should save up my money. After all, I DO have a trip planned :)


Kate-the-enabler said...

Anytime at all. (but for the record - it's EMILIE who's secreting badness. Not me. I swear)
Hoping the drops are doing the trick!
(checking out the link to Tricot quartier. and just remember, you'll need something to KNIT on that really long 17 hour flight, right? So maybe you do need to go shopping) ;)

Knitting Mama said...

Glad you're pretty much going to Japan! YEY!

I have been to Tricot Quartier - it's alright. Haven't been since she first opened - so I don't know what new she has. Also - CALL before going, she goes home for lunch and takes a siesta to pick up her kids from school.... Or she used to anyhow...

Eleanor said...

An update on the store hours... ...

Tricot quartier is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 - 5pm.

From October to March, the store is open on Sundays, too.

(A big thanks to everyone for their understanding last summer and early into the fall while I was getting my kids settled into their new school/afterscool routines)