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

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Friday, December 30, 2011

French Knitter

I am posting the image of French Knitter so Andrea - wonderwhygal Fiber arts Friday will get an idea of this small tool.I got this in Chennai [ where I live] from Pony brand [ needle industries]

The knitter and the hook provided .

The front part which has 4 nails like structure. Here we knit using yarns .

When yarn is knitter for a length, it will look like this. It looks similar to I-cord

It is very convinient and can be knit by kids above the age of 5+ years

Celtic heart necklace

Some time back while browsing you tube, I touched upon this new type of creations that are done using draw cords or strings. I liked the Celtic heart knot. Immediately I took my French knitter and some green yarn and knitted to a length of 65 cms. With the help of the video I created the Celtic knot and my celltic heart necklace is ready. It does not require any embellishments and can look great by itself.

another view

Close view of the pendant

another view of pendent

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WIP 4 blue case

Hi Dears, today is the last wednesday of the year and it is time to post one of my work in progress creation. Today I am sharing one of the case I have not finished. A lot of work needs to go into it. Have to sew the side seams and the cast on edge. Must hunt for a large snap button. Hunting for some embelllishments to adore the center of the case. Hope to see you all on the new year. Seasons greetings to one and all

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ninurta the rain deity

Ninurta the rain deity
He was an agricultral and rain deity. He was one of the 'young god' who was associated with wild storms and martial prowess. In the mythological text"Splendid storm king" during the begining of time people did not follow to feed themselves.It is said that Ninurta defeated a demon. He also made a giant stone dyke and diverted the flow of the river Tigris from flowing eastwards. The river flows through the remains of his slain enemy.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Eudaemonia for Mothers

Eudaemonia for Mothers
Lakshmi is a busy IT consulting working in Sriperambattur, the IT hub of Chennai. She has such a busy work schedule that she has forgotten her mother Uma. It just happened that she forgot her mother’s birthday too. One day her friend Anu sent an envelope. Lakshmi was surprised to receive a cover from her friend. They have been classmates from LKG onwards. Both of them completed their IT degree from Anna University. Lakshmi opened the envelope , she was shocked to know that she was being invited to attend a conference dedicated to mothers. A strong bell struck her head and immediately she said “ops I forgot Amma’s birthday. Anu had sent a complimentary pass because she came to know that due to work pressure I completely forgot and neglected Amma.

When Lakshmi opened the invitation it had these lovely words embossed on it. It read “Mothers eudaemonia”. These lovely two letter words took deep root into her mind. She just looked at the time of the conference. It was being organized at Chola Hotel, on 26 th December between 4-5 p.m. The place was located near to her past collage Stella Maris. She felt that she should attend this conference. Hence she drafted a neat leave application and sent it to her Group Manager. He knew this was unusual for Lakshmi asking for leave and hence sanctioned without questioning.

She went to her home and did not speak anything to her Amma. Took some rest and freshened herself and rode her scooty to Chola. She went and sat on the 4 Th row so that she could hear properly the speaker’s voices.

First to speak in the august gathering was the secretary who was organizing this conference. During her speech she said that this was a first step to take care of a wonderful person “Mother”. She said this was an initiative that will take care of single mothers and mothers at large. She reiterated that there are so many mothers who have passed their golden age [50 years +]. They are new type of people who are suffering within themselves. So a nodal point needs to be developed so that they are able to rediscover themselves. A place need to be provided, where they can open their hearts out and fulfill their childhood dreams. These dreams are mostly some sort of hobbies which they could not pursue to family and social circumstances.

She felt she would be appreciative if people could volunteer to this program. She said the responsibility of the volunteers would be to educate mothers individually about the options that are available to them. One should be able to talk to them to shed their inhibitions and to pursue their pleasures that they were not able to enjoy. The volunteers should help and assist mothers to bring out their latent talents. .

Lakshmi realized her folly and opted to become a volunteer. She said she was in a position to allocate her free time on Saturdays and Sundays, which would not disturb her normal life and work. Anu too came to the conference and watched Lakshmi’s tears silently and was happy that she was able to help a friend.

Happy Moments

God who is omnipresent and omnipotent

Happy moments... praise God

Difficult moments... seek God

Quiet moments... worship God

Painful moments... trust God

Every moment... Thank God!...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Tree with embellishments

Wish you all a happy X-Mas .Now I have completed the christmas tree. As promised I am uploading the files.I have tried my best to make it as attractive as possible. Added metal butterflies on the base, big embroidered patch on the middle, small embroidered patch in the top. Have pasted a red rose instead of a star in the tip of the tree. All are my innovations. This can be hung if you insert a tag- or yarn. I just loved it making.

Another view
 Just wanted to know how it would like if it were to be hanged. It looks marvellous in my hand.
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Legend of Little Statesmanly

Legend of Little Statesmanly
A man named Statesmanly lived in a country called Vietnam. His stature was dwarf like not more than the size of a thumb. Even though he was small, he was an intelligent man. Hence the king of the land offered him a ministerial post in his kingdom. Suddenly a dispute arose between China and Vietnam and the king did not know how to solve the matter. So he sent Statesmanly to China to settle the matter. Accordingly Statesmanly went to China, but as soon he reached China people started to make fun of his built. They started to call me as a dwarf. Statesmanly did not bother to the comments he received and went ahead to meet the Chinese Emperor. The Emperor, who was seated in a dragon throne, was surprised to see a man of this size and remarked how a tiny man would be able to solve this big problem. To this Statesmanly replied that his king would send big men to solve big problems and small persons to solve small problems. Statesmanly said, he was sent because the king felt the problem was a small matter. At once the Chinese Emperor was impressed by Statesmanly reply. in no time they both solved the problem peacefully.
Source: 365 Folk tales - Om Books International

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WIP 3 - christmas tree

It is end of the year and the Christmas fever is across the globe. Thought why I should not do something. After racking my brain I started to do a christmas tree on a knit patch. Took the jenny loom and knitted a patch with yarns. Then with wollen yarn embroidered the christmass tree. Used brown yarn for the trunk and green for the leaves. Must add some embellishments to make up a wall hanger. Hope to complete by this week. Seasons greetings to one and all
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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Superstitious Brahmin

The superstitious Brahmin

Bodhisattva now born as a Brahmin lived in the forest named Himavanta. He was invited by the king and he stayed in the royal park. In the park he saw a Brahmin who was sleeping under a tree. All of a sudden the Brahmin woke up and took of the shawl that he was wearing. He said since his shawl was gnawed by rats, it indicated bad evil omen. He decided to get rid of this shawl. He called his son and asked him to throw the shawl into the river to avoid disaster. Saying so he threw the shawl at his son, instead the shawl fell near the Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva tried to reason out with the Brahmin saying that the rats might be searching for some food and might have gnawed his shawl, and in no way did the shawl show any evil omen. Bodhisattva also went and said that wise men should not believe in these sorts of omens. But alas the Brahmin was so superstitious and would not heed to any reasoning and handed the shawl to his son and asked him to throw it into the river. The son was so obedient and he threw the shawl into the river.

Source: 365 Jataka Tales – Om Books International

Fear is what gives shivers

If you want to learn more about a person, ask them what scares them the most. What was the scariest movie they saw or what book gives them the shivers? You probably find that what a person saw as a child affects them still today. Some people I know will not go swimming in the ocean because they saw Jaws the Movie when they were children. Knowing another’s fear will give you a better insight into that person.
By Eyelen Piderit from Anchorage USA.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Honeybee's Sting

In Greek mythology Zeus is considered as the protector of this universe. He is also the deity of thunder and lightning.

One day, the honeybee came to Zeus and requested him to be granted a wish. Zeus agreed and asked the honeybee to tell what he wanted. To this the honeybee requested that he be given the power to inflict great pain on others. Tot his Zeus replied that this wish was a cruel one. But the honeybee was persistent and asked Zeus to fulfill his word and to grant the wish.

Zeus agreed to fulfill the honeybee’s desire but laid one condition. To this the honeybee agreed. Zeus said that before he stings a person, honeybee had to use sound judgment before he can cause any harm to others, and he can use the sting only once during his life time. It is believed even today that the honeybee stings a person only once and after which the honeybee dies.

Source: 365 Folk Tales - Om Book International

Friday, December 16, 2011

Black - white case

Finally finished the case for my friend. She wanted black and white yarns to be used as; she felt it will a neutral color. Hence I knitted this using size 8 double pointed needle. It is very easy to do and is not messy because I do not have to attach [stitch] at the seams. Just binded off 12 stitches and with the remaining 12 stitches knitted a flap in white yarns. Knitted an I-cord in black and attached to the sides. She said that she will be using this case for keeping her black berry mobile. Hope it fits correctly.

with open flap

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stubborn stains

Stubborn Stains

If you have a stubborn bloodstain on your cloths, a tried and true method for getting it out is to use hydrogen peroxide on the stain.

By Teresa from San Franisco USA.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

WIP 2 - black -white case

Just wanted to tell about the status of my ongoing project. I was commissioned to do a case using black and white yarns. I started kniting with double pointed needles. Wanted to post the status of how far I have knitted. it is supposed to be a birthday gift. Hope to complete this wekend.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pink - purple case

It was for the past 4 days Hrishi was asking what we should give my sister on her birthday. He asked me to knit a small case that will hold her cell phone.I asked him to select the colors from the wool stock pile I have. Took a double pointed needle and knitted this lovely case and both of us gave it to her today. It is her birthday today. I have yet to attach the velcro , thought of doing it latter. WISHING a happy birthday.May GOD bless her .

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Necklace in progress

Hi Friends - from today onwards will be participating WIP[work in progress] Hence sharing my unfinished creation. I am making a necklace which I have not been able to finish.I have to finish an I-cord for 40 cm and make a knot. Hope to finish it by the weekend.

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Too Many Toys spoil children

Some children's behavior may actually worsen by too many options, flashing colors and pictures, or noisy toys. It is imperitive to be aware of how sensitive your child is to sights, sounds, and other stimuli. Toning down the toys and the options can improve your child's behavior.

By Mary Phillips from Parma USA.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Walt Disney Birthday

It is to be noted that today 5 th Of December is the birthday of  Walt Disney.Walt Disney was the creator of so many wonderful movies, incredible characters, and fascinating theme parks, was born in 1901.
Trivia fans: Walt Disney ate a hot dog in Disneyland .While eating he started to count how many steps it took him to finish eating his dish. He noticed that it took him roughly 25 steps. Hence whenever you visit any Disney park please note that the trash cans are spaced with a distance 25 steps between them.

Heritage - code - standards

"Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards -- the things we live by and teach our children -- are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings."

-- Walt Disney

Tortoise the Birds and the Feast

Tortoise the Birds and the Feast

Not long ago the animals in a forest were pushed to hardship. Famine had set in the forest and the Tortoise was starving. All of a sudden he heard that the sky god was about to give a feast to the birds. he felt he should also attend the feast. Hence he convinced all other birds to take him with them. So the birds stuck feathers to his arms so that he could also fly. Tortoise was so happy to wear the feathers and he requested the birds to call him on his new appearance. To this the birds agreed. The sky god was to happy to receive his guests and laid a grand spread for all the birds. As soon as he saw the food, the Tortoise became greedy and immediately he told the birds that the entire food was for him and he would not allow the birds to even touch the food. The birds remained silent and watched the Tortoise eat up all the food. They felt cheated and wanted to teach the Tortoise a lesson. They went to the Tortoise and invited him for the feast that was to be held in the land. So when all of the birds and the Tortoise reached the place, the head among the birds announced that no one will eat if they had dirty claws. So the Tortoise went to a nearby pond to clean himself. After washing himself the Tortoise reached to the spot but noticed that while walking back his limbs became dirty> He tried many times but was not able to keep his limbs from becoming dirty. The birds began to mock at him and said please watch us how we eat the food. The birds started to laugh at the plight of the Tortoise.

Source: 365 Folk Tales – Om Book International.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Virtue of patience

There will always be those who believe that they’ve found some way to determine what the stock market will do tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. The prize usually goes to those who sit tight as it is better to be a stock market investor than a stock market guesser.
By WALT HASKINS from Lahaina, Hawaii USA.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Last Wish

The Last Wish

This story takes us to the times of king Krishnadevaraja. During that time the Brahmins in his court were greedy. Hence to check on them the king said that his dying mother’s last wish was to eat a mango. Hence he requested the Brahmins if there was any way to get the mangoes as the mangoes were not available [off season]. He wanted them urgently so that his mother’s soul could rest in peace. One of the Brahmins said, it would be great if the king made 108 mangoes of pure gold and offer it to the Brahmins. As usual Tenalirama, the witty minister of the king decided to teach the Brahmins a lesson. During the feast held to honor the king’s mother, Tenalirama gave instructions to the servants to place red hot iron rods on to the Brahmins feet. The king was astonished and asked Tenalirama the reason behind this deed. At once Tenalirama said since the late mother was suffering from arthritis and made a request before dying, that her feet to be touched with red hot iron. Since he was not able to fulfill her last wish, he decided to this to the Brahmins so that her soul could rest in peace. His explanation was if the brahmins were given golden mangoes to keep the mother’s soul in peace, she could also get comfort when the red hot iron rods touch the Brahmins feet. To this reply the king had a hearty laugh and the heads of the brahmins bowed in shame. This shows the clever logic that Tenalirama used.

Source: Om Books International


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