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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 10 December 2016

Winter mornings are the best…

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Winter is when the mountains are to be savoured, the brisk cold wind to be sniffed , the bright clear sunshine to be soaked, and the clear blue sky to be admired. It is the season for brief meetings with friends over tea and talk, for long walks in the forest, for quiet evenings with […]

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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Socks in the cupboard

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Knitting while staring at the idiot box, knitting while staring at the pros and cons of demonetisation  in the newspapers and the laptop, knitting while staring at the pattern of the cardigan worn by the woman in front of me at the queue, knitting while staring at the changing colours of the leaves on the […]

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Friday 18 November 2016

A vacation in my own town

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This is a week of new experiences. Today is the third day, and I am rather delighted with having  chosen to try out something different. I am living in a cosy, warm cottage set amidst towering juniper trees and brooding oak trees. In the background, some thick and shaggy-with-peeling-bark, ancient eucalyptus trees soar to the […]

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Monday 7 November 2016

while the sun shines…

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Weeks of pure sunshine filled days make me go weak in the knees with gratitude, spend long hours with the dogs, my thoughts and the knitting progresses just fine. My knitting is like a growing deciduous tree—there is some progress, then there is some ripping out ( like leaves falling in autumn), some starkly sad […]

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Wednesday 12 October 2016

Wisps of winter

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The monsoon clouds refused to go away, the clear-blue winter skies and that bright sun …nope, they refused to come out too. The mountains remained shrouded in their misty veils and every morning was foggy and misty. The unravelling and knitting of the last disaster continued, in fits and bursts and snips and soft curses. Any […]

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Once upon a time, a young medical officer in the Indian Air Force was posted to a remote airfield of the country. It was her first posting, her first experience of being the only woman in the entire station, and her first challenge of learning to be her own best friend. Living in the single […]

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Friday 30 September 2016

Just talking

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Last evening, my friend called up to discuss her project. In our home, for good reception on the mobile, I have to rush out to the balcony, look at a specific dead tree ( while ignoring the other three) and begin talking. It can be a trifle disconcerting for the caller, hearing me yell Hi, […]

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Friday 23 September 2016

Another one bites the dust

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That KAL project drew to a close…. I knitted a smart lemon-grass  I-cord border on the sleeves… I basted the raglan line of the sleeves, and stitched the sleeve seam… And then, I tried on the cardigan and looked at the mirror. What stared back at me was all wrong–completely, horribly wrong. The sleeves were […]

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Thursday 15 September 2016

spoilt for choice

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September is the neither-here-nor-there-month of the mountains. Its not the monsoons, since a week of blue skies and sunny forests has slipped by. Its not winter, but I need a woollen cap, socks and a quilt at night. Today morning began with sun and warmth, moved into grey bleak skies by noon, and now, we have […]

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Monday 12 September 2016

Progress on that KAL

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Started a month ago… kept aside for puppy love, puppy madness and puppy grief..picked up again for routine, watching evening TV, planning the online store…getting zapped at the progress, at the fact that I am running out of yarn, that I am knitting a jacket? cardigan? something nice?! So here, dear readers, on a cool, […]

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