Showing posts from November, 2014

Knitted 'bumble bee' baby set

As promised I'm back with a knitted baby set. A few months back, I embarked on what I'd regard as a major challenge, a knitted baby set!!! This was going to be a gift for my sil who was expecting a baby. Though the effort is the same, crocheting a baby set is anytime easier for me, as I don't have to fear dropped stitches. Well , I decided to embrace my fears and I believe I have done a fairly good job! what do you think ? (I learned to pick up dropped stitches as well ) :-)
My initial thought was to just knit the sweater and maybe add a flower/some motif to embellish it. But I don't settle for simple... A glutton for punishment!!! yup.... That's what my husband calls me :-) Quite right he is.

I decided to learn "Swiss darning", also known as duplicate stitch in knitting. I found THIS image on google(guess it's used in cross stitch), and started experimenting. A couple of things to keep in mind while Swiss darning: 1.  Maintaining symmetry across th…

Crochet torana / toran /Indian bunting pattern

Torana, a bunting made with mango leaves and marigold flowers is considered auspicious in Hindu community and is usually hung at the front door/pooja rooms during festivals. My sister asked me to make one for her for the next Ganesha Chaturthi festival. So I decided to experiment as I couldn't find a pattern online.

Update: The pattern is now available for free HERE.

Hang it on your front door and step back and admire!!!!

This was my Diwali project. 

If you like this torana, please do leave me a comment, I would be very happy to hear from you. :-)

It's almost Friday guys, hang in there!! ;-)
Till I post again!

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