Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gung Hay Fat Choy!


An online friend of mine used that for her post today, and I'm copycatting here. I'm not sure this is entirely Chinese, but the good wishes are coming to you all for good fortune in this Year of the Rat.

This is a Maneki Neko - Beckoning Cat and it has been sitting in our home for 20 years; I bought it in Little Tokyo the first year I was here in LA. It is supposed to bring good fortune to the home or shop in which it is displayed.

The cat is sitting surrounded by the Leaf Lace Shawl (Evelyn Clark) that I just finished last night. It's red, fuchsia and dark purple. So, red, which is auspicious for the Chinese New Year. I'll post a better photo of the shawl when it's blocked. The yarn is Hacho, from Mirasol, which I picked up last week from Stitches from the Heart, the sole LYS of the kids' charity. I didn't really need/want any yarn, but I like to support the cause by spending my yarn $$ there from time to time. Pretty, and very nice yarn to work with.

4 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

very pretty shawl I just got some of that yarn too--- I am going to do Wool Peddlars in 5 colors like Charlottes Web, the yarn looks wonderful to work with, You have been knitting lots Barbara and your shawls are so lovely (I am particularly fond of the WP you just did)

Sandra said...

Very nice - I have some of the Mirasol Hacho - must get to it. I always like to hear good reviews of yarn I plan to use...

Joan said...

Back at 'ya, CBM! LOVE the shawl!
Stunning colorway.

Sarah-Hope said...

Melissa just gave me a little tin with a picture of that cat on top.

The shawl colors are lovely--can't wait to see more of it.