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From hypodermic to knitting needles—with some sewing and crocheting thrown in!! Malasrikant welcomes you to the blog which is all about choosing, living and celebrating change. Change choices include the usual big ones—location, vocation, family status, spoken language, dress code, social circles. It’s the small, tiny change choices which keep bombing my mind, keep me alive and keep me marvelling at the miracle of life.
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Saturday 20 August 2016

Knit Along Project ( KAL)

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Saturday morning…a very quiet morning…Luchi adds her special sparks of mad bites and yelps, but the house sinks back to calm slumber, even while I gather my thoughts for today. After a week of girls and chatter and food and laughter and drives and slumber, we are back to the four of us..two canines and […]

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Saturday 13 August 2016

A break from knitting

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In the decades long past, when The Writer was living in a hot desert country, and when she would sneer and smirk at all things hand-knitted, a different craft had grabbed her heart and held her enthralled for many years. Through the challenging times of living in a tiny desert village, going through a long divorce , […]

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Saturday 6 August 2016

The last button, the first sneeze

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Gigantic, loud, window-pane rattling sneezing is a paternal gene component of me. When Baba sneezed, we ran for cover–when I sneeze, the dogs jolt up from deep slumber, the walls shake and shiver, and hot ginger tea comes up from the flat on the lower floor. Before I dissolve into a puddle of sneezy material, […]

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Tuesday 2 August 2016

The Knitting Genes are Alive and Well

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I look up from the laptop screen and she smiles down at me, from this picture hanging above my table. A formal pose, with my brother and me perched on a table, covered with a green, maroon and white woven table-cloth. I have seen this table-cloth in my parents home, bright and good looking, even […]

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Monday 1 August 2016

Washing/Watching July

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5 am… an errant cloud floats in to exchange moist greetings with my fingers…Luchi nibbles gently on my ear…Peppu snores heavily at my feet…It is  a new morning, a new month, a new opportunity to send  words out into the world. Its been more than four weeks since words have appeared in this site. Five […]

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Tuesday 28 June 2016

Pits

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The summer solstice, the touristy summer month of June, the dry heat of summer… they are all part of the past now, as grey clouds and green creepers cover the sky and ground respectively. Rain clouds spend their days hanging around the horizon, watching the hot sun steam up the valleys and forests. By early […]

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Thursday 23 June 2016

Summer slips away

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With clouds blanketing the valley below, with spectacular lightning and thunder shows, with rain and hail….Nature seems to have arranged for a fitting farewell to Summer this year. The green undergrowth is sprouting through the brown pine carpet, familiar plants are emerging at their designated spots…the pitcher plant comes first, followed by this “Snake plant”. […]

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Friday 17 June 2016

3 stripes? 4 stripes?

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It would be no stripes, no sweater, no knitting, no nothing, if Lady Luchi had her way! The house looks like a battlefield deserted by an army of fleeing knitters. Yarn balls have become heaps of tangled wool, tape measures and scissors have teeth marks and dented corners and I have become an excellent Knitting Saver […]

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Last week, this time, it was Peppu and me getting ready for our daily forest romp. Water and bowl and mobile in bag, we set off with Bruni, Kajal, Choti and Mystery. Fun at the cracked water pipe, fun in the pine-needle filled pit, fun with stone chasing and wind ruffling. That evening, I could […]

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Monday 30 May 2016

When knitting swings…

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From one incomplete project to another…from one interesting technique to another great colour combination…from one request to another desire. How do we get to the finish line for even ONE of these projects?   May witnessed the completion of a project which may have never got completed, if it wasn’t for Aahna pushing me on […]

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