I joined up to flash my stash on Instagram with Rin over at Sew in Love for fourteen days. I admit it was tough choosing what to show sometimes, but it was a useful exercise, showing me how scared I am to use some of the fabric I have. You can check out all the … Continue reading Following lines
Two weeks ago, we wrote a complaint that the washbasin in our bathroom was shaky. So two guys came (Malayalam only) and dismantled the whole thing, leaving the washbasin in the fire escape and the only word I understood was "nala" meaning tomorrow. Well, the tomorrow only came after a week or so, when 4 … Continue reading Water the flug
Thank you everyone for your responses so far on my sappy (soppy? sloppy?) question in my last post. Let me be clear, I am not at all the sort of person to keep it all in, as those who have known me for any length of time will testify. Rather the opposite, frequently latching on … Continue reading Frugal bag
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 how I feel: because the major knitting project I'm working on now is a baby blanket in Lion Brand cotton for a baby who will be living in Chennai. I *absolutely* have to make something for the baby, so I'm hoping this will be a good thing. I cannot see it wearing any … Continue reading Slow and unsteady
Question: How many inches of I-cord does it take to poke a hole through your left index finger with a 3 mm dpn? Answer: Definitely less than the 45" required for the Self-lined bag I've almost finished knitting. Right now all we have is a small white blister after 4". I could use my handy … Continue reading Poking
Lesson 2 of Tunisian Crochet: Choose a light colour to work with.
Lesson 1 in Tunisian Crochet: Make the starting chain l o o s e .
I hold my hook... There's a thread over at Crochetville with pictures of how people hold their hooks. It's very interesting. Have to see if anyone holds theirs like I do.
Here is what I am using to make the cord for the bag handles: It is a Pony French Knitter also called knitty knobby, knitting nancy, spool knitter.... The instructions that came with the thingummy weren't too clear, but I found this excellent site with pictures and stuff. Here is what the cord looks like. … Continue reading By any name