When the clock struck 12…

…. I turned 35. Yes, as the day changed from 15th to 16th a few days ago, I turned 35. As a child, I always thought that anyone who has spent over 30 years walking this planet must be old. I mean, the first time I had this thought, my parents were already in their…

And the winner is….

Hola amigos! The poll – Which pattern should we choose for our Project Afghan – is now closed, the results are in and I declare Fireside Afghan the winner! I had expected that I’d be the only one to vote, and may be Nikhil though only under coercion. But surprise, surprise, ten of you obliged, and…

Knitting an Afghan

I know what you’re thinking. And no, knitting an Afghan does not mean that! Guys, please!! As per Wikipedia (my trusted source for all things academic), an Afghan is a woollen blanket or shawl, knitted or crocheted. It is sometimes also called a “throw” of indeterminate size. Afghans are used as bedspreads, or as a decoration on…

Drive the winter blues away!

I realised today – à la the Starks – that winter is coming! There was a nip in the air in the morning, bathing with cold water felt like torture and it seemed as if the day ended as soon as it began (the sun set at 6.30 pm). Here it is – that time…

I’m a woman, ‘Hair’ I am

A few days ago, I had published a post – The Twisted Headband – where I waxed eloquent about my love for hair accessories. I had mentioned my obsession with head bands and how I had been inspired to knit them after watching Gossip Girl. There was even a passing reference to the unfortunate haircut…

Matchmaking 101

I recently did an online course on colour theory which was meant to help knitters choose the best colour palettes and combinations for their knit wear. The trainers went on and on about the colour wheel, primary & secondary colours, shades and hues and so on. Most of it went over my head and I…

What does your knitting say about you?

The simple answer to that question is – volumes! Yes, your knitting says volumes about you. I realized this recently when I saw my mother knitting. My mum knits fast and – in her own words – doesn’t mind if things get fudged up a little here and there. She often loses stitches between rows…

Knitting in Robes

I know I haven’t written in a while. Lawyer-ing came in between – serious lawyering this time. The kind with deadlines and clients getting upset and judges getting angry and costs being imposed! So knitting had to take a backseat. Not for long hopefully. It did get me to think though of something my mother…