I’m back at home, after a whirlwind trip through Vietnam and Tokyo. I had a couple little “where in the world” contests while I was gone.


Adam (Knitguy) correctly identified this Buddha statue as being at Long Son Temple in Nha Trang, Vietnam. His prize? Some beautiful chopsticks and chopstick rests! I need to sweep the bamboo leaves in my backyard, but in the meantime, aren’t they a nice Asian backdrop for this picture?


The next picture was a little trickier to identify.

houzoumon gate

Kaminari-mon Gate (Thunder Gate) is the first gate going up to Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. Lots of people take pictures of it, which made it too easy! The second gate, closer to the temple, is Houzou-mon Gate. Courtney (Knitting Siamese) was the first person to correctly identify the photo. Her prize is this silk scarf. Blue, of course. I’ve always got blue on my mind!


I came home to find the blueberry bushes still laden with berries. Last night I picked a half gallon box, and this afternoon I picked two more. I’ll bake with some, give some to my Mom, and freeze the rest. And there are still more out there…

berry harvest

I was going to make Blueberry Boy Bait last night after seeing it on the Smitten Kitchen blog, but I didn’t have enough butter! Maybe tonight.

I’ll blog more about the trip, and knitting, after I work my way through 400 pictures. Don’t worry, I won’t post *all* of them!

12 responses to “Jiggety-jig

  1. wow! What a trip. And what a bunch of blue berries! I might show up at knit night with plums!

  2. Can’t wait to see your pictures! Welcome home.

  3. Ooh, pretty! I love the scarf! Thanks very much. :)

  4. What nice gifts and your trip sounds wonderful. Did you manage to score some yarn while you were there? The blueberries look wonderful, I may have to get some on the way home tonight.

  5. What a trip! I look forward to seeing your pictures. Welcome home!

  6. Welcome home! I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  7. morewithles

    I love the photo of the chopsticks on the bamboo leaves! Also, is your post title a reference to the kids book “To market, to market…”?

  8. To market, to market, to buy a fat pig … home again, home again, jiggety jig. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself; read too many times with DD.

    Welcome home! I’m looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip.

  9. beautiful photos of your trip. I love Japanese stuff.

    Blueberry Boy Bait is one of my favourite Nigella Lawson recipes. It’s so yummy!

  10. Beautiful pictures – can’t wait to hear more about your trip.

  11. Wow! Your pictures are great. Can’t wait to see more. Welcome home!!!

  12. I am amazed by your trip! How fun!