Aug 18

Earthquakin’, Special Delivery, and SP11!

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It has been a busy week in the Fuji Mama household. Much time has been spent trying to convince the babe that her body clock wants to be on Tokyo time and not California time (come on, it’s only a 16-hour time difference). I have also undertaken the fun job of packing away all of the clothes that the babe has recently outgrown, and replacing them with the clothing that now fits. I know, riveting isn’t it? That being said, there has been some actual excitement around here. Over the past 3 days we have had several earthquakes:

  • Magnitude 5.4, Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 04:15:09 AM at epicenter, 65 km (40 miles) SE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Magnitude 5.3, Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 08:20:35 AM at epicenter, 70 km (45 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Magnitude 4.8, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 04:14:47 AM at epicenter, 35 km (25 miles) SE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Magnitude 4.8, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 01:36:39 PM at epicenter, 55 km (35 miles) SSE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Magnitude 5.0, Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 04:55:10 PM at epicenter, 60 km (35 miles) SE of TOKYO, Japan

I subscribe to a service which emails you about the latest earthquakes around the world.

Yesterday we received a delivery from Foreign Buyers’ Club Express, a service that provides a limited selection of American goods for order and delivery within 5-7 days.

We stocked up on some essentials like Gerber baby food (it is almost impossible to find green veggies in Japan in the form of baby food) and index cards (you can only find these at the international grocery stores, and then you pay through the nose for them) and some comfort foods like Diet A&W Rootbeer and my hubbie’s favorite–chocolate donettes. Unpacking those boxes was like having Christmas come early!

Today I cast-on some Christmas knitting, a pair of leg warmers, from Leigh Radford’s book, One Skein, for my SIL. I have good intentions to actually finish my Christmas knitting by the time Christmas actually comes, and I won’t have the excuse this year of giving birth right before Christmas if it doesn’t happen!

Finally, my SP11 hostess is starting this round with a contest! There are 2 requirements: (1) Post answers to the SP11 Questionnaire on your blog by Monday, August 20th, (done!) and (2) Post answers to the following questions on your blog:

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?
– My Clover yarn cutter–it’s nice not to have to haul scissors everywhere, the cutter is so small and handy!
2. If you’re heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If so, how much and what type of project?
– Yes (knitting or crochet, depending on what I have going at the time)! Something small and portable, like a hat or scarf. Hopefully soon I will be able to take a sock on the road.
3. Where have you travelled to that you’d consider your favorite spot?
– Thailand and France are my favorite travel spots–I don’t know if I could choose one over the other.
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?
No Sheep For You, by Amy Singer. No.
5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)?
– Yes! I listen to many, but my favorites probably are:
(1) Cast On
(2) CraftSanity
(3) Lime & Violet

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

John August 18, 2007 at 5:53 am

I really enjoyed reading your article!


Denise P August 19, 2007 at 8:29 pm

I love knitting as much as the next girl, but knitting podcasts… hmmm. Maybe I’ll give them a trial listen


Fuji Mama August 19, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Cast On is my favorite–I would recommend that as a starter podcast!


Mama C. August 20, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Pretty cute pjs on that there babe. Someone must love her a lot to buy those for her…


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