Namaskaram - salutations

Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

Thank You

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your appreciations are most welcome

My sweet buddies

Monday, December 31, 2012

# 28 doily bulk peach

Since I decided to use all the bulk yarns for crochet, sharing with you the peach edition. Many colors will follow.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Military services vs language

One reason the Military Services have trouble operating jointly is that they don't speak the same language. For example, if you told Navy personnel to "secure a building," they would turn off the lights and lock the doors. The Army would occupy the building so no one could enter. Marines would assault the building, capture it, and defend it with suppressive fire and close combat. The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.
By Mark from USA.                                             

Facts about India

Just wanted to share with you all things associated with our country.All our national heritages, that we should be proud about.

National bird : Peacock
National animal : Tiger
National flower: Lotus
National game: Hockey
National tree : Banyan
National fruit : Mango

Saturday, December 29, 2012

# 28 doily bulk orange

Had gone to Parrys corner with sudha [ sudha out of the box] and purchased some yarns. This time I wanted to try out some bulky yarns and purchased some pastel shades. Unfortunately I was finding it difficult to knit even with size 5 mm straight needles. My crochet needles from Pradhan Embroidery came just in time. I picked up the size 6 mm hook of Pony brand and started to crochet. I found it easy and was able to complete doing it. Sharing the same with you. The size of the doily is 14 inches and it will be a great placement mat.

Friday, December 28, 2012

# Doily brown

I started to do a doily using 1.75 mm metal hook and very thin acrylic yarn . Since the yarn was too thin , I did not complete the entire pattern. I just finished it half. It looks great.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Weight and crochet stitch

When doing crocheting a motif choose a motif and stitch it in various forms of yarns.Stitch it in sport weight, worsted  weight ,and fuzzy yarns. Do use an appropriate size hook for each yarn.This is called as the trial and error method. You will be able to see that how the size of the yarn affects the appearance of the motif. The hooks play an important part in the drape of a motif.Hence this technique will help you to determine which motif you would prefer to use for a garment or projects.It is a nice way when you are making cozy afghan because we use many such motifs.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Liebster award 2

It was a great surprise for me , as I have received an award this festive season. THANKS a ton , no words to express.This award was given to me by from aishwarya of aishwaryasworld. It was so sweet of her to give me this award during festive time.

She posted 11 questions and I am answering it . All the questions are too dear to my heart. I went through my memory lane of my life.

1.      The last time you laughed really hard
When I went to Hogenakal falls with my Priya office staffs. I have been to this place 4 times and would like to go one more time

2.      A holiday you'll never forget
It was in the year 1971, when my maternal Grandfather late Narashiman took us to Srinkeri.The fishes on the Narmada river was very exciting and we useed to feed them churmure/pori. We stayed there for 4 days and had darshan of the swamiji of Srinkeri Sankara Mutt 

3.      Something that really shocked you
I was really shaken up on my mother’s death. I felt my life empty. I lost a good companion who always guided me. 

4.      Something you have been longing to do or learn
Crocheting, I wanted to learn this to do doilies. Finally learnt this technique from Rekha’s fashion design School

5.      One past incident that you would like to change
Wish did not go to Mumbai in the late sixties, but had no other option as father was transferred to Mumbai. Learnt the harsh realities in life.

6.      The last time you cried your heart out
When my younger sister died in March . She was the only being who was with me for 53 years. we shared so many things in life. It is like my entity has gone. 

7.      Your best creation/project so far
Knitted a baby dress for Shreya, Kantha's granddaughter who lives in USA 

8.      Your inspiration
My LATE parents – who taught me values in life. They still they keep me motivating me from the sky. 

9.      Your view on New Year Resolutions. Name one if you plan to make
Resolutions are made to be broken hence do not keep one. Will follow life as it comes 

10. How do you take care of yourself, your health... It’s important. Health is all wealth
As I am a vegetarian I do not eat heavy stuff. I eat regularly. I do not follow any diet pattern, hence no restrictions. Yes will go and meet my doctor to take his advice. 

11. Your fondest childhood memory
When my dad used to take me and my sister out at 10 pm and gave us kulfi from the pot that was served on a badam leaf, opposite to Juhu Park .Even now my mouth is watering 

 This is what I have to share about my self . Please do visit my blog as motivation is a learning process.
Thank You Aishwarya



Yarns associated with crocheting

When I started to learn crocheting I found out that the yarns/threads used for crochetting is very different from the yarns that I use for knitting.Each type of yarns requires specific hook sizes. Hence one has to be careful when using hooks to the type of yarns you want to use. Giving you a list of yarns that will be suitable for crocheting both cotton and woollen yarns. All these are available in India.Remember that for crocheting most of the people use cotton yarns as they are more flexible for crocheting doilies,as doiles are worked in circles and must have a soft handfeel. It is to be noted that doilies are used as a decorative piece and must drape well.

Anchor knitting cotton is Tkt10
Redrose Knitting Cotton is Tkt10.
Anchor Redheart is Tkt20.
Anchor Tkt20 is known as Mercerised Crochet Cotton
Anchor Tkt40  is known as Mercerised Crochet Cotton
[the above two tks come  in 20 gm balls]
Laura Kniting Cotton [Tkt4] is referred as Worsted Weight Cotton yarn.

Normally for yarns/wool, there is no ticket number. Its is referred by ply or weight of the yarn.
2ply,3ply are called Light weight or fingering weight yarns.
4ply,vardhman millenium,vardhman double colour is called sport weight yarns.
8ply can be called as bulky yarn.
Bulky/chunky acrylic can be called as super bulky yarn.

So much for today. once I stat crocheting will advice the correct hook sizes

Happy crocheting

Silence 2

 Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb

- Pythagoras -

Learn to forgive

 Learn to write your hurts in the sand where the wind of forgiveness will erase them and carve your benefits in the stone where nothing will erase them.

- Anonymous -

Thursday, December 13, 2012

First charity - thanks to Catherine

It was my dream to do some charity. Since I was good at knitting , I decided to knit something for
charity. Luckly I was able to get in touch with Catherine of  Warm Up Cincinnati. She has send some
wool and I knitted about 37 patches . I sent it through speed post and it was delivered to her.

Just received her warm wishes[confirmation]
Your squares arrived today and they are absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work

Now I am sure that my knitted patches will be part of afghans that will be distributed this
christmas to people who are in need of them.

May GOD bless her for all these work.
I feel happy that I am part of this work
Thanks a ton Catherine for sharing space with me.

Merry X-mas

Monday, December 10, 2012

Crochet hooks

WOW after a long time coming to the blog.
Sudha of sudha out of the box was insisting me to do some doilies.
I am a knitter and did not know about crocheting at all.
Hence went to Rekha's school of fashion design to learn.
was confused on what sort of  hooks and yarns I should use.
Remember in crochetting we do not say needles but is refered as "HOOKS"
Basically there are two types of hooks one the metal and the other plastic.
So google searched and found the answer, sharing the same with you
Thanks to for providing this useful piece
of information. Hope it is useful. Hence please have this as a ready reckner
Crochet Hook aluminium / plastic  Conversion Chart
2.00 mm
2.25 mm
1 / B
2.50 mm
2.75 mm
3.00 mm
3.25 mm
3.50 mm
4 / E
3.75 mm
4.00 mm
4.25 mm
4.50 mm
5.00 mm
8 / H
5.50 mm
9 / I
6.00 mm
10 / J
6.50 mm
10 1/2 / K
7.00 mm
8.00 mm
9.00 mm
15 / N
10.00 mm
15.75 mm or 16mm
Steel Hook Chart (thread hooks)
.6 mm
.75 mm
.70 mm
.8 mm
1 mm
1.15 mm
1.25 mm
1.50 mm
1.6 mm
1.7 mm
1.75 mm
1.85 mm
1.95 mm
2 mm
2.25 mm
3 mm


Silence is Golden Speech needs company; silence needs solitude

Speech wants to conquer others; silence helps conquer oneself

Speech demands respect, silence commands it

Speech is self -expression; silence is self-experience

Speech is mind bound, silence is soul bound

Speech asserts ego; silence effaces it

Speech dissipates ego; silence conserves it

Speech is human; silence is divine

Speech receives appreciation; silence receives adoration

Great works are inspired by speech but written in silence

Life is a flower; silence is its fragrance

We surround ourselves with noise, because we are uncomfortable with silence.

We fill our lives with distractions, because we are reluctant to confront

By Jamie Khalidi from Mumbai India


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