Hola mis amigas!!

🙏 When it's gray and rainy outside(which is pretty much the whole Winter in Vancouver), I like to be warm and toasty inside my house and knit/crochet by my window with my cuppa. It's good to be back on the blogland after a long time.  I'm currently working on a knitted blanket which my mum started when my niece was born but couldn't finish it. I have been trying to finish it since a few months and haven't found much time. But today I have picked it up from my basked of abandoned projects. 
A couple of days back I posted a package full of handmade(and other) goodies to my niece. She has outgrown all the knitted clothes I made for her when she was born. I've been busy making new ones for her. :-) 
I made a super simple granny square purse for her :-) This project was made using Craft smart value variegated yarn which I bought at Michael's Canada and I used a 4mm Knit pro waves crochet hook to go with it.
Before I talk about the purse itself, I would  like t…

How to make mini crocheted pumpkins - Free pattern

I know I'm a tad bit late, but here's wishing you all a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!! It's the last day of the Thanksgiving long weekend and it's starting to get chilly, here I am snuggled up in my blanket writing this post. As we are approaching the rainy days, I'm looking for ways to brighten my mood by working on some colourful projects.  Of late I have been working on multiple projects simultaneously, giving myself very less time to complete and blog about them. But I sometimes find it easier to switch between projects than get bored and abandon it completely.
This weekend, I have been going crazy crocheting pumpkins as part of my crocheted fall decor. They are small and so quick to whip up that you can make many in a day. I made 6 of them and I'm planning to make more. I think I'll take them to my workplace for some Halloween decorations. 
Unlike my other 'show and tell' posts, this one comes with a free pattern for the pumpkins :-) So go ahe…

This and that!

Well I'm back again after a few months. I was busy preparing for interviews. Preparing for technical interviews always requires some prep work even though you have been working on technical stuff everyday. I'm happy to tell you all that I cleared the interview and have started work as well. I like my new workplace a lot. The commute is slightly longer than my previous job, but I'm getting used to it. With all this going on , my blog always seems to take a backseat. :-(
We had a couple of days off before I started work at my new place and we visited Banff in Alberta, Canada. It is the most picturesque place on earth. If you have been there , then you will agree with me.
It has a lot of lakes which are surrounded by mountains and each of those lakes are spectacularly blue in color.
This was Lake Emerald in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, which totally lived up to it's name. This is at the border of British Columbia and Alberta.
This is a breathtaking view of a r…


Hi there,

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon for us here and I'm happy to have found time to write this post.

My latest project has been a crochet amigurumi monkey. When I found this pattern , I instantly fell in love with the cute faces those monkeys had and decided to make one.

I was so busy crocheting and eager to finish it that I forgot to take photos of all the parts. Here are some of the in-progress pics.
The ears of this monkey are large and layered, but the pattern also has smaller ones if you want to try those. 

The muzzle looks so cute, I might make another just for the muzzle 😂

I was initially contemplating adding eye patches but eventually decided against it. I used an alternate version of a french knot to make the eyes.

All done!! :-)

The monkey stands upright with the help of it's tail as I added chenille stems inside the tail instead of stuffing it. I loved this idea :-)

Tangerine will very soon find a new home and will be loved by my niece :-)

It was a quick a…

Hello after a year!!

I know it's been terribly quiet here for a long time. I decided to take a short break after the granny square blanket, but never thought it would be this long until I write my next post. It's been a busy year with a new job + moving houses to be closer to work(my yarn was packed up for almost half of the year) + a trip to India + hectic work schedules = less crochet + no blogging. I've missed reading all my favourite blogs, so I have a lot of catching up to do.

Since I hadn't stopped crocheting/knitting. I have a few finished projects which I'll be blogging about in this and my future posts :-)

It's been snowing here since last night and continued all through the morning.  I've been snuggled up on my couch with a mug of South Indian filter coffee and crocheting my cute little snowman. 

The snowman turned out so cute that I feel like making another with some thinner yarn so he is the size of a tree ornament. 😄

I'm totally enjoying the holiday season with…

Granny square delight !!

I've finally completed my granny square blanket. I have been planning on making this since I started crocheting and have managed to do it after 4 long years. Unsure that I would follow through, I was always reluctant to start this project; but somehow mustered courage and took the leap. 
I started this blanket in August and have been working on it off and on. Overall it took me around 4 months to complete this project. 
This is my first ever(might as well be the last) multi colored granny square blanket. I can easily say the hardest part was choosing colors at random for each row. It is a lot easier if the colors are finalized in the beginning.
The first granny square of the blanket.

Gradually growing in number

My sister had gifted me a Michael's gift card for my birthday last year and most of the yarn for this project came from that. So a big thank you to her!! :-)

Before starting each row I would finalize all the colors for that row. and put them in the stitch holder in the…