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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Green Charm

It has some time that I have not posted my knitted work. Presending you my version of a charm. It can be a good decorative piece and you can add whatever you feel like attaching. It can be a cool wall hanger too.Presenting

BC 32 gun

Hello friends presenting another model of a gun Hrishi named it as BC 32. This is a normal plastic building set and he has made a gun out of it. His butter fingers have helped him to create these lovely models.
How is it?

AK 48 gun

Hello friends presenting today a gun created by Hrishi. He calls it as AK 48 . A new version unique to himself.
hope you enjoyed this slide show

The Monkey and the Fishermen

The Monkey and the Fishermen
It was a usual day. A monkey sat on a tree and watched fishermen catching fishes from the river. He saw two fishermen throwing their nets into the river. This action of the fishermen kindled monkey's interest. One day as midday reached, the men left their nets on the river bank and went for lunch.

As soon the fishermen left, the monkey being inquisitive came down from the tree and picked up the net. He tried to throw the net into the river, as he had seen the fishermen doing. But alas he was not successful, because the net got tangled and he was caught in the net.

He spoke aloud and said that he has learnt lessons that it is wise not to do others work.

Source - Grandma stories

Friday, January 27, 2012

Unnecessary stress

Unnecessary stress
In a relationship you need two things: trust and communication.
If you have neither, then you don't have a relationship.
You have a project that just creates unnecessary stress.

By Ashley Moore from USA.

Self hypnosis promises the most as a mediatation tool

Self hypnosis promises the most as a meditation tool!
Meditation is considered as one of the best ways to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure and increase longevity. While there are several ways to use meditation as a relaxation method, self-hypnosis gives you the additional benefit of temporary behavior modification. Contrary to what you might imagine, self-hypnosis is a very simple procedure that you can learn very quickly and only requires a few days of practice to master. This is what you do in a few easy steps:

Select a comfortable position like sitting, lying down, etc, away from all distractions for at least 10 minutes.

Close your eyes and concentrate on relaxing your entire body from one end to the other.

Start at your feet, feel your toes and feet relaxing, keep repeating rhythmically to yourself the words "relax, relax" as a mantra as you feel a warm tingling sensation in each muscle in your body. Whatever happens just relax, anything you do is a plus, we are not looking for perfection, each time you do this it gets easier. Feel your feet totally relaxed, keep your thoughts focused on relaxing the part of the body you’re working on. Experience the calming down effect of letting go of all tension.

Travel up to your legs concentrating in your principal muscles, ankles, calves, knees, thighs, hamstrings, torso, abdominals, your chest, back, hands, arms, head and face. Feel pleasure as each part of your body is rid of tension. Undergo the transformation from tightness to looseness.

When you reach your chest pay particular attention toward your breathe, making sure to take deep breathes, inhaling and exhaling to a totally relaxing pace. Let go of all tensions feel the tightness disappearing from your back and shoulders, come into contact with the feeling of relaxation in each part of your body as your travel through it. Include your face muscles and your neck, following a sequence to include the entire body.

After covering all your main body parts independently go around your body a second time now at a faster pace while concentrating in larger portions of your body feeling your entire feet and legs completely relaxed. Feel the gentle warmth traveling your entire body, keep your thoughts in this sensation, still repeating to yourself to relax. As you approach your chest area go through the breathing cycle.

Once you accomplish a state of deep relaxation where your thoughts are away from your usual routine and into your body you may select to give yourself a suggestion at this point. You are in a very susceptible state, you may repeat to yourself: I will come out of my self-hypnotic state full of energy ready to do my project X with enthusiasm. Or you may say to yourself: whenever I experience anger I will feel love and trust for myself or others and I will react with compassion. I will have a strong desire to forgive myself and others. Repeat these or other suggestions several times during your hypnotic condition. Do not attempt to make multiple suggestions in the same session.

Try it now, do it today, you will see instant results; just don’t expect miracles only improvements. Develop a routine to meditate once or twice a day. Remember, the more you do it the easier it becomes. In a few weeks you will be able to relax under the worst types of conditions and very quickly. Meditation as part of a strategy to take care of your emotional health and well-being can add decades to your life and will greatly improve your ability to relax and concentrate. Additionally, self-hypnosis in particular will take advantage of the power of suggestion in practically any area of your life where you can use a little help.

By Dante Monteverde from Chicago USA.


Just could this be paradise ,right here where you are?
Nirvana within you not somewhere afar?
Tho' some would decry it and say it can't be
just follow along if you long to be free.

Your life's what you make it -
your choices each day the thoughts that you harbor
and words that you say determine the status
of your life today.

So if you want more than you think you have now
watch closely your mindset and you'll find out how
Just live in the present.
Think only the best about yourself first
and then all the rest of your brothers and sisters -
you'll find that you're blest and really in paradise.

It's all in your mind.
Whatever you look for is just what you'll find.

By Larry Brophy from Payson USA.


An iceberg is a good analogy of our character and personality. The tip of the iceberg is what is seen first by other people; our personality. The part that lies underneath the water is our character, which lays unseen and hidden. Our personality is our image, techniques and skills that influence our outward success, but our true success will come from the goodness of our character that lies beneath the surface.

By Mary Hatfield from Anchorage USA.

To calm the hunger

To calm the hunger
If you want to calm the hunger of a man for a day, give him a fish.
If you want to calm his hunger for life, teach him how to fish.

Chinese proverb.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Multi color dish cloth - kerchief

Have been quite far from blog for a past week as I had to undergo training for my online classes. Hence squeezed some time out and finished this multi colored dish cloth/kerchief. I gifted this to Vidhya's patti , as I met her y/day . I went from one corner of the city to another as I wanted to learn some lessons about making a sweater/cardigan. Learned some tutorials from her and jotted some points. Now patti is my guru . Hence gave this as a gift to her.

Helli [ alli]

Hrishi created this hellicopter. But he was persistant that I should call it as Helli. He said that I should chop the copter from hellicopter. The various poses

Animal farm

Welcome to Hrishi's animal farm. He has created these cute animals using modelling clay/dough
The animals are, lion, dog, duck and the fourth I forgot
another view


Hi friends - whenever you are feeling tired please do come here and take a nap. All are welcome here. Sharing the house and the tree created by Hrishi.
Hope you had a peaceful time.


Hello welcome today and have a virtual feast of burgers.

another variety

and not but the least HOT DOGS

Hope you had a good treat.Thanks for dropping by

Clay sets

Just wanted to share Hrishi's creations. His mom gave him clay model sets as a pongal gifts. thought I should share it with you all.

and the instruments are as below picture

Another set consists of the following

This is the chakli set
various doughs

and he has a collection of doughs. Will post his creations individually

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Is it Good to get early

Is it Good to get early
Mullah’s father was a good and hard working merchant. Mullah was happy to go to Madrasa; the schools were he used to go to study. He was a lazy boy and wanted to sleep for longer times. Hence for him to get up early was a difficult job. His father’s ambition was to make Mullah a learned man. He looked for opportunities to educate Mullah and started to give advice on why one should get up early.

Mullah’s father had a habit of going to early morning walks. He liked the morning scene where the birds used to sing. One day he saw a bird attack a small worm on the ground. As the grounds in the morning time are cool and moist, the bird was able to get the worm. Hence the early bird got all the worms that were visible on the ground.

Suddenly this thought touched the Mullah’s father and he thought with this he could educate his son. While he was returning to his house he found a bag lying in the middle. He picked it up and was surprised to see gold coins in the bag. Being an honest man he looked all round for the owner, as he did not see anybody in the early hour, he picked up the bag and rushed to his house. Now he had two stories to tell his son, the importance of getting up early.

When he reached home, he saw that Mullah was still sleeping. He went near to him and shook him up to tell about the incidents. But Mullah did not listen and went to sleep again. Unable to wake him up, his father poured some water over Mullah’s head and face.

Mullah immediately woke up and started to ask his father what was the urgency to wake him up. His father responded and told him that he would like to share his bounty to him. The father told his son how the birds that made cheerful noise and started to collect worms for their food. Also he told about the bag of gold coins he found in the path. The father explained since he got up early he was able to get all these things and how important it was to get up early as you might have a chance to collect worms and find a treasure.

But Mullah had a different reasons for the both the incidents. He logically told his father that when the worms got up early, he was eaten by a bird. Similarly the man who got up early lost his bag of gold coins. Poor man must be crying somewhere. Hence according to Mullah getting up will bring trouble. The father was aghast to note how his son interpreted his logic and was able to convince him, which he could not refuse.

The story tells us that what is good for others, cannot be good for us

Wheel chair

Since it is holiday time Hrishi has created some things. Posting today a wheel chair that he created from the metal tronics sets

another view

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Multi color pendant necklace

I apologize for a late entry. I feel that I should post my entry of Friday today and share it with my fellow bloggers. I attempted to do a rose, but was not successful and hence made it as a pendant. Knitted an I-cord and looped it through the pendant.
I have kept the cords unties so that later they can be added to a necklace thread

 Linking this to my Friday friends
Linda Creative Friday naturalsuburbia
Tamisamis FO Friday
Andrea - wonderwhygal - Fiber arts Friday
Beth - plumslife - fibers on friday 

Pongal Greetings

Pongal Greetings to one and all. At home also we had a small pongal.In this part of the world in Tamilnadu we call it as the harvest festival and lasts for 4 days , 1 st it is Bogi, 2nd day it is Surya pongal, 3 rd day it is Mattu pongal and 4 th day it is Ullavar or Trivalluvar day.
Here are some picture
Fresh turmeric is tied to the the turmeric plant was not sufficient enough , I used a thread to tie the turmeric to the pot.

Milk is boiling

When the milk boils it will over flow and this is considered very auspicious

and finally the pongal - it is a sweet dish made of rice,milk and jaggery. cardamom is added for fragnance.cashewnuts and raisins are fried in ghee and added to this

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP 2 multi colored sweater

While browsing you - tube , I just got stuck to this pattern. It is called as Raspberry stitch. There are 3 variations to it, but basically the purl and knit stitches are same.The pattern has an embossed effect. Immediately I just remembered Heidi of Heidi Bears as she just adores these sort of stitches. I liked her picot edging pattern.Sharing the same , I just have started and a long way to go .
another view

I am using a circular knitting needle and I have this problem.The twine or the cord attatched with the needles are not straight. I would appreciate if you can suggest some remedies so that I can make the cord straight. Your help will be appreciated.

I am linking this to
Ginny Small things - yarn along wednesday
Kristine WIP ambassadorcrochet
Crunchycatholicmomma Stash Bash

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eat More to weigh less

Eat more to weigh less
If you want to lose weight permanently, eating several small meals throughout the day to help you with this. Try to eat a small meal consisting of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrate. An example would be; for breakfast 1 hard boiled egg, and an orange, at 10am have a can of tuna on toast, for lunch a Chicken breast and any vegetable, at 2 pm have a protein shake, for dinner a chicken breast and vegetable, in the evening have some celery and peanut butter. You get the idea. Avoid sugar, bread, pasta, salt, but not fat.

By A1 World Nutrition from Cincinnati USA.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WIP - 1 Multi color yarn dish cloth

As the new  year began, thought I must do something unusual.While roaming the streets of Broadway [ Chennai], we went to Sha Nathmull. I was surprised to see that he had  a multi colored yarn skeins. What a surprise, I just picked some skeins and started to knit. Hrishi wanted me to make him a dish cloth- small towel that he could take it along his lunch bag. I am just half way through, hope to complete by this week end. You can see that the multi color yarn itself is throwing up as a pattern

Linking this with
Kristine WIP ambassadorcrochet
Ginny - Small things - yarn along

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Story of a Tigress

The Story of a Tigress

It was not long ago that Bodhisattva was once again born as a scholar. He became an ascetic and had mastered all the scriptures. Hence he had a number of followers and Ajita was a disciple. As they were walking in the forest, Bodhisattva saw a hungry tigress. The tigress was so hungry that she was going to eat her own cubs. This act of the tigress moved Bodhisattva and he decided to offer, himself as food to the tigress. He also knew that his disciple will not allow him, hence he requested Ajita to go to their cottage and get some food. As soon Ajita left, Bodhisattva stood in front of the Tigress. The Tigress being hungry tore the Bodhisattva into pieces, and along with her cubs had a great feast. When Akita returned with food, he was shocked to see his master’s blood stained clothes lying aside, and cried his heart out. He was shocked and moved. He returned to his quarters and started to narrate how his master sacrificed his life due to compassion. From that day onwards Ajita started to live a life with full of compassion and charity.

Source: 365 Jataka Tales- Om Books International

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Yellow charm with Ganesha

Hi friends. Ganesha wishes all you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.Do have his virtual blessings. I thought I could make a round base, unfortunately it is exactly round, but has frills around. Then pasted a Ganesha idol. So this can work like a wall hanger, can be put up near your door to act as a lucky charm.Presenting my Ganesha in a new avatar.
another view

Just wanted to get a picture , how it would look if we were to hang. The picture did not come well, but thought there was no harm in sharing.


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