I am all set for the next round. The orange crush seems to pop next to the turquoise. I think this pattern is perfect for a tat along as each tatter has put in their colour interpretations and all looks so lovely. What is yet to come?
Cars queueing to cross the immigration checkpoints into Malaysia last week for lunar new year. It normally takes about 3 hours to drive to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore but on that day it took us 6 hours. On several points on the highway, traffic came to a crawl.
These 'nian gou' were unusually good because of the way it was presented and it was not intensely sweet. The usual nian gou are brown because of the caramelised sugar, round blocks which are cut up and pan fried. This was a pretty reddish pink in a cherry blossom shape and very palatable.
It went well with the tea which was served by this skillful lady with a long spouted copper teapot. The long spout allows the hot water to cool to the correct temperature for brewing tea and the water pressure allows the tea leaves to roll in the tea cup.
Yes, it is turquoise but it looks rather dark at the moment and . . . . . . it is all wrong. I did not realise it until after the 3rd repeat. Is it too late to unpick or should I just cut it off and start again? Or should I just leave it and continue? What do you think I will do?
Above is the Christmas 2014 decor at a local mall. Last week when I visited again, I thought that they had recycled the base of the structure as it looked similar. I remember taking a photo of it so I took the lunar new year decor to compare. Similar but different. The 12 boards around the spring character is the 12 zodiac horoscope for the year 2015.
Lunar new year this year falls on February 19, just less than 10 days away.
Last weekend was the light up for the street decorations for the lunar new year. I was there in the morning and took a quick snapshot of it. They look rather magnificent. I refer to them as the mountain goats of Chinatown.
Another 12 half daisies were added. It is a little stretched as it would not like flat so I pinned and blocked it. Next few rounds will be easy as it is simple rings and chains before the last rounds comprising of daisies again. Full daisies, that is.
I am joining Renulek's Wiosna 2015 upon Fox's arm twisting. No, I'm joking - about the arm twisting. We were discussing Fox's invitation to a tat along with Ben Fikkert's Corona pattern. Instead we ended up doing this for now. I am glad more people are going to join us. The corona tat along is still on. I ordered the Floriade book from Ben Fikkert and it should arrive soon.
Why do I have two centres of the Wiosna 2015? The blue one had mistakes so I tatted the orange one. I need to catch up with Fox. Still have another round to go.