Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Tama kitty is here!

Tama, the latest maneki neko cat, is finished and on his way to Euro Japan Links Limited, who will be launching this design as a kit on Thursday at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London. I used sashiko for the kitty with tsumugi and shijira cotton for the patchwork. He will also be available by mail order, though it might be a few weeks before he appears on their website. You can read more about the maneki neko, the Japanese lucky cat that beckons in good fortune, here.

Takenoko shows how he inspired the pose... Unfortunately he looks rather grumpy! Maybe I should have given him a **prawn** (shhh!) - he will do the beckoning pose for that.

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