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
I found out today one of my close friends has had a baby girl, just a little before she was due to. I'm hugely thrilled to hear of a girl, because it seems like everyone is popping out the other kind. I dearly want to make something for the baby, but the issue is that … Continue reading It’s a girl!
I went looking for an embroidery frame at a craft shop and I struck it lucky, finding these bamboo bag handles. The upper ones were Rs 50 a pair (about a $1.10) and the lower ones were Rs 40 a pair (about $.90). Now all I have to do is make some bags. But you … Continue reading Bamboo
This is for any of my readers with experience of buying thread in Pune. One of my online crochet friends wants to know the prices of the following: 1)the cost of a 100gm ball of thread from RED HEART, (size 20) 2) the cost of the Knitting cotton by ROSE (size 10 or 5-don't know?) 3) … Continue reading Yarn/thread in Pune?
I've been asked twice in the last two days about traditional knitting in India. As far as I know, we only have an oral tradition and no written-down patterns as such, but I'm hoping my friends here can tell me more. Did we have knitting before the British colonised us? Are there traditional patterns? Someone … Continue reading Calling all Indian knitters
The buzz in knitting circles in recent weeks has been about the new interchangeable needles introduced by Knitpicks. While I was trolling the Web for info on which brand to choose, all the fora (forums) were agog with these needles, metal rather than the resin of the Denise set that I finally decided to ask … Continue reading Yay India!
Yep, sense appears to have seen the light. (Pardon my mixed metaphors, I'm excited). I am once again able to access blogspot. Woohoo.
This is the first time I'm living with censorship (I was too young to appreciate it properly the earlier time) and I'm not liking it much. Technologically challenged people in the government have decided that all of the blogs at blogspot.com and typepad.com are to be blocked. I cannot also access any geocities.com site. Either … Continue reading Censorship
Here's a post that explains why I can't read my blogs: http://mutiny.wordpress.com/2006/07/17/blog-blackout/ I'm undecided on how to react.
Breathe in, breathe out. Yes. Relax. Ok. Comments on my previous post depressed me. There, I've said it. Now I'm recovering. I shall address your concerns point-wise. 🙂 1. First, desi, I can occasionally be sarcastic, too, you know (ooo, imagine that!). A big craft store is as much progress for India, as Macdonalds, Imax, … Continue reading Elucidation