Understanding Grief

We have entered the third month of 2021 with hope in our hearts that this year will be better than the last, that the struggles and despair of last year will get over and our lives will go back to their ordinary patterns again. But even as we try to move on, there are some…

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…

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…

Gifting warmth one person at a time

Right at the beginning – when I had launched this website – I had written a post on why everyone ought to start knitting. In that post, I had listed out all the advantages of knitting and had vehemently argued that knitting was not only about wool or woolen clothes. I had stated quite categorically…

Save some, Earn some

Last week I fell in love. Again. While randomly surfing on Amazon (yes I have enough time on my hands to do that), I chanced upon a gorgeous (very, very expensive!) skein of yarn which set my heart aflutter. My hand hovered over the ‘add to cart’ button and I was about to press it,…

My Get-out-of-Funk Checklist

First and foremost, I must thank you all for your overwhelming response to my last post – Grandma’s wisdom. For any writer, especially a novice like me, the highest praise possible is for their writing to resonate with the person reading their work. Your comments about your experiences and memories have encouraged me to share…

Grandma’s wisdom

It may have come to the notice of some of you – I hope – that I haven’t posted anything in a while. Actually I had written a post based on some interesting anecdotes my mother had told me about my Nani (Maternal Grandmother). All that was needed was some editing and I could have…

Knitting versus Reading

I have a feeling that my closest friends were very surprised when they found out about my sudden passion for knitting. Though to their credit, they have hidden their surprise quite well. The reason for their surprise is understandable, for anyone who has known me over the years, would know that I’ve had only one…