Fresh off the plane (ok, not really, since it’s been 5 days) from my 2 week trip to Korea, I’m still walking kinda dazed from jetlag. Normally, it would only take me a few days to adjust to the 16 hour time difference but right now, my 22 month old with a bad case of cold/flu is not cooperating with me. Going to bed at 3-4 am and getting up at noon is no fun.
Regarding my trip, it was to visit my parents who haven’t seen my boys for 2 whole years so despite the rather large chunk of change we spent on airfare (let’s just say it cost an equivalent of a few thousand skeins of yarn. Ouch!) it was worth it. We got to eat lots of great food, meet some old friends and relatives and just hang out in what must have been the longest streak of sunny days I’ve seen. (turns out Korea is having its worst drought ever so I guess the sunny weather was a bad thing….)
And regarding knitting and yarn…well…I did get to finish knitting a hat while sitting in the subway but I did not get a chance to make it out to DDM (Dongdaemun), the ultimate craft mall I told you about before. My parents, who used to live smack dab in the middle of Seoul (that’s right; we were Gangnam Style) kept moving further and further away from the city to their current home, located waaaaaay out there. (I mean, no subway access?!!!) It did only take me a bit over an hour to get to DDM when I took the express bus last time but it’s a whole other beast with 3 kids. (and no, I was not gonna ask my parents to watch all three of my rambunctious kids to go yarn shopping all day. You can imagine their expression if I told them that)
I had wanted to buy a buttload of cones from a vendor that sells industrial millends for cheap but oh well. (most cones he sells goes for about $2-3/100g. Even for really nice stuff like Italian spun extra fine merino and silk blends. Yeah, tempting.) Perhaps next time, (if there ever is a next time….)
Per usual, I arrived home to find several packages (not all yarn, mind you) as well as the accusing stare my husband gave me. I opened them up to show him that most of them were not yarn. (ha! that’s right. A book! And a mini tripod for your smartphone! And a funky looking machine, which happens to be a motorized double ended bobbin winder……
Now, what the heck is a double ended bobbin winder and what is yarnphreak doing with it? Next blog post! Stay tuned!