Friday, 12 September 2008

Happy Moon Cake Day!

This coming Sunday is going to be the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. It is a time for families to get together for a meal then afterwards there would be plenty of fruits and moon cakes to eat for desert. The children would play with paper laterns and everyone would enjoy the view of the full moon.

Just for fun I thought I'd sew a felt moon cake from this Japanese Craft Book.
My grandparents would make and sell the real cakes during this time, and my uncles still continue the tradition. There are different types of moon cakes, even ice cream moon cakes.

My innocent hats are coming on, I now regret not starting them earlier...oh well I will knit as much as I can and send them before the 17 October. Fingers cross.

5 comments:

two hippos said...

Your felt moon cake is great, we saw some delicious tiny moon cakes in the shape of rabbits yesterday. Thanks for the tip on the rowan wool, I've only got as far as casting on!

Helen said...

That felt moon cake looks great! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

I'm doing the big knit too - I'll be joining the Outcast knitters in Reading for a knitting marathon making the hats at the end of the month http://outcastartists.blogspot.com/2008/08/big-knit.html

Kyoko said...

I honestly thought the felt cake was real... I love the moon cake with an egg yolk in it. Very yummy!
Do you know how to make it?

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Hi All. Thanks for your comments on the felt moon cake.

Two Hippos,

Good luck with the yarn, look forward to seeing the finished product.

Helen,

The picnic knitathon sounds great. Shame I can't make it. Look forward to seeing photos of it on your blog.

Kyoko,

I don't know how to make the real thing because both my parents (being the youngest in the family) refuse to learn. My cousin know how to, may ask them to teach me, but I heard that it takes a lot of time and hard work.

robyn said...

those cakes look really interesting have a lovely day