Category: Knits

Garter stitch, on straight needles, means miles and miles of knitting one stitch. To break the monotony, different methods of knitting are tried–Continental, American, German,Portugese and then some Indian! Garter stitch knitting is good for watching movies, serial binging, and reading. It makes for good conversation at parties with unknown friends of friends and it […]

I am not alone

March 31st, 2017 by

This year, this week, today…I feel a spirit of kinship with many a knitter around the world. The changing season brings on the desire to knit something different and new. A new yarn material perhaps, a lighter piece of knitting, or some lace or equally airy stuff which allows one to knit without perspiration?! I […]

The Crusade to Reduce Stash has been eating up the yarn in my cupboards and baskets, and it sure is a good feeling. While there is wool and warm acrylic yarn all over the house, its those unique cotton balls which give me the shivers! So much is written about the lifeless feel of cotton […]

First time Fair Isle

March 9th, 2017 by

March 2013 saw that memorable time when the knitters met me for the first time. 6 of them arrived, zapped to see a greying, garrulous woman with short hair and jeans , terrified to be at the receiving end of my passion and persistence…It was not easy for them, especially when I insisted that they […]


March 5th, 2017 by

2017 is turning out to be all about our little Mili. I wake up early, and then wait for her to stir against my shoulder so that we can run out and greet the rose tinged dawn sky. Meal times, play times, ferocious play times, sleeping and snoozing times–that’s what I have been monitoring/indulging/ ensuring, […]

Of things Hand Knit

February 9th, 2017 by

Mid February means mellow winter sunshine and a definite climb in temperatures. The night sky has wisps of warmth flying through the chilly frost, the sunrise has spectacular orange and pink hues highlighting scurrying clouds, and on the forest floor, yellow flowers emerge from shy weeds. Acacia trees burst into acidic yellow flowers, and the […]

Knitting circle

January 25th, 2017 by

There is a word in Hindi, “satsang”–Association with the good.  Though it is used to refer to spiritual gatherings and discourses, I use the word to describe a gathering which does me good, or which brings out the good in me…in any way possible. Knitting, for  me, is the method for bringing rhythm and flow […]

January Knitting

January 19th, 2017 by

Twenty days of this cold month have been spent in futile attempts to escape the sharp nips of Madam Mili, in arranging heaters and hot water bottles to make a warm evening and in knitting essentials and indulgences. Its hard to be objective about knitting categories…one knitter’s indulgence ( a knitted coat for new puppy) […]

Socks in the cupboard

November 30th, 2016 by

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 […]

while the sun shines…

November 7th, 2016 by

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 […]