After lots of flying in the past few days, I'm finally back in Vancouver!
Osaka was great! It has a wonderful mix of culture and shopping with temples, extravagant restaurant signs and delightful traditional back alleys galore. As suggested by Eva, I visited the top floor of Hankyu Department store above Osaka JR Station. AMAZING. The floor didn't just sell just yarn, but there were so many other tempting things, like stationary, beads and handicraft tools and trinkets. I bought 3 books there - 1 Fall/Winter patterns book, 1 dolls crochet book and 1 knitted foods book. Yup, there's an obsessed person out there who knitted food-looking projects and there's enough FOs to create a book. Will definitely have to post pictures later.
Also went to the Shinshaibashi Daimaru above the Shinshaibashi Station. Also AMAZING. I bought another couple of magazines... they sold plastic skeins such as those for the popular Anteprima Plastiq bags. Although I was tempted, I really had no more room in my luggage to indulge in yarn. Too bad!
Posts will have to be picture-less until I figure out how to link up my laptop (photo central) to the Internet. In the meantime, I found a bunch of sweaters I knitted back in highschool and uni. Two tupperware boxes full... will be busy taking pictures to update the Gallery later.
Yay! It feels good to be back home for good (temporarily) after 8 years!