I thought about titling this post "Waxing and waning" to show the periodicity of my blogging, but then realised that would be misrepresentative. The moon finishes its cycles in a month, whereas WordPress tells me I haven't blogged in well over a year. Hence the reference to another periodic celestial object. My last post but … Continue reading More like a comet
The whole of June was dry. In terms of rains in Mumbai as well as words from me on this blog. The rains have finally arrived here with a vengeance and I decided to come back and talk. My stash is in a garage, corrugated cardboard wrapped and clingfilmed. I spent one month working on … Continue reading Dry spell
Any traveller on Indian Railways will know there is crochet on the train. Bottle holders in the AC coaches are made by hooks. As I travelled to Hyderabad last night, I noticed this: I think that phone camera photo is too dark, but that holder can no longer hold a bottle. It is, in effect, … Continue reading Bottomless
We moved a month ago. In Bombay we haven't got a house yet, so most of our luggage is cling film wrapped, corrugated cardboard protected and in a garage. I fully intended to carry my ASIL with me, but in an evil moment, gave it to be packed. I only have some 4-ply acrylic and … Continue reading Heartburn
I decided to see if having an app would make me blog better. In the past year or more I've become obsessed with weaving, helped along by some ennui in knitting and crochet, plus an odd sort of pain in my left forefinger, the one that tensions the yarn when I crochet. Which served as … Continue reading I, er, iOS.
Franklin has just written about this. We have a Question of the Week thread at the South Asian Crafters forum on Ravelry, and someone asked for our favourite three projects, that make us proud. I couldn't offhand think of any and had people jumping on me because I said so. I feel I am a … Continue reading Product or process?
On Ravelry there is a group which began in 2010 for people wanting to make 10 shawls in 2010. I've bee a member since then, but never have managed to make 10 in '10, 11 in '11 and so on. I did have a narrow miss last year, when I achieved 11 in '12. That … Continue reading A year’s work.
My new Facebook shop To showcase and sell what I make, I've opened a new page on Facebook. Do go over and take a look when you've got the time.
The whole of last year went by with only one real post. I'm thinking perhaps I should try and do better this year? So here are my two last projects from 2012. Both are for a friend who is currently at MIT and so will find use for woollen stuff. I am both surprised and … Continue reading Let’s try again, shall we?
Yes, I know. I last posted here on the last day of the last year. And to be perfectly frank, I was considering whether to mark this blog as dead. I have too little to say which I haven't already said on Ravelry. However, this is by way of being a test post. A friend … Continue reading Hello there!