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
Some time ago I wove with some gifted yarn (yarn gifted to me, not that it was exceptionally talented :p) I was trying a new technique on my table loom (Ashford, 8H, 24") and found that the yarn was turning my loom pink. But I got a feel of the technique (overshot), and I turned … Continue reading A cushy life
The sewing machine and I aren't really friends, although we are on speaking terms. I'm happy if I can sew a straight seam most of the time. But I do prefer machine sewing to a needle and thread any day. I have sewn some things for my daughter, and a few cushion covers etc. but … Continue reading Not quite in the ditch
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.
Regular readers might remember the shawl-turned-tablecloth-turned-parasol I wrote about a few years ago. I've gone and done it again, but much smaller this time. This was one of several patterns in a collection I tested for the designer, Linda Browning on Ravelry. Turning this doily into a parasol was slightly better than the larger … Continue reading From sun and rain
In my last post but one I was talking about slippery slopes, wasn't I? And left you without explaining what I meant. I was referring to this stole I made. I had some balls of rayon that Jaishree gifted me, which were sources of amazement to me primarily because of the fact that they stayed … Continue reading And down she goes
...and good intentions. I did intend to be a more frequent blogger, honest. That is, when I was not thinking of shutting down the blog altogether. But well. There's work (March was hectic), some weaving, lots of reading (Simon Brett, an abortive Cecilia Ahern [I think I'm too old for her, I was quite bored … Continue reading About slippery slopes…
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.
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!