Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Here at my parents', we celebrate a traditional Japanese New Years complete with a feast that looks like this:

It's also traditional to place "osonai" in various places around the home to welcome the New Year. What you see are cakes of "mochi" (pounded rice) with a clementine on top. For whatever reasons (probably aesthetic), the leaves have to be attached.

I finished my Fetching. I didn't do the picot cast off because I didn't really like how it looked, and also because I ran out of yarn and needed to harvest it from somewhere. (that picot cast off eats yarn)

A belated Xmas gift for a family friend: a pair of ballbands with soap.

Other side:

I just went to Michael's and bought a ton of Sugar n' Cream, so I have enough ballband material to last me for another year. I should resolve not to buy any more unneccesary yarn, but I know I'd fail right away!

4 comments:

  1. I have a garbage bag full of cotton yarn to make dishcloth, but no time to do any! ;o) Your presies look real nice. The rice cake with clementine on top, do you eat that or is it just decoration? The fish looks so delicious. I guess I'm hungry! ;o)
    Happy New Year!

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  2. Your feast looks lovely! Glad to see you survived the holidays!

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  3. The soap with the ballband cloths is a nice touch. I'll have to remember that.

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  4. My gosh, this fish looks so yummy! And I love your FOs, most of all your Fetchings, they're gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!

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