About

I first learned to knit and crochet from my mother when I was a school-going kid, and promptly started to knit a sweater. (Ambitious much?) I dropped the project midway, and my mother had to complete it. I didn’t really knit a lot afterward.

I got reacquainted with knitting and crochet a long time later, when I had to wind down and let go after long days (or days that felt very long) at work. The process was so therapeutic, and creating things (even the just-passable ones) from yarn was so happiness-inducing, that I got hooked [pun intended] on it. There weren’t many yarn stores in Bangalore then, and I made do with whatever I could buy. I then moved to USA for a while, where I bought bucketloads of yarn and quite a few circular needles of varying lengths — they’re my favorite needles — and crochet hooks. I graduated from following patterns to creating simple ones.

I’ve moved back to Bangalore, and find that there are more yarn stores now, and options to buy yarn online as well. Bliss? You bet.

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16 thoughts on “About

  1. Now I promised a look which was not me being nice but rather being beguiled by the wool. I learned to knit as a child and never really progressed but recently I have become more and more charmed by the idea of relearning. I love your projects – I am gung-ho enough to assume I can do something – even if its a sweater with too long arms for my husband or a quaint bandana for The Bean. I am definitely inspired and I hope to visit again with a progress rather than a disaster report πŸ™‚
    Oh by the way – I adore the sideways hat just for the record

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    • I had my fair share of forgetting and relearning, so I totally understand the allure of wool you speak about. πŸ™‚ Hope you start your knitting journey and enjoy it; I’m looking forward to see what you come up with!
      My projects aren’t perfect, but thank you for liking them — they have been great (and relaxing) learning experiences if nothing else.
      The sideways hat was fast and fun! Wish I could make more hats, but it does not get that cold here in Bangalore… πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi Anita,
    I actually checked all your blogs – photography, jewelery making, and this one! and I must say, I’ve been hugely inspired. You are highly creative!
    Keep on it!
    Saud.

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    • At the risk of sounding diplomatic, Zoe — I don’t have a preference. πŸ™‚ I think some things just beg to be knit, and some would look awesome crocheted. (And some would dazzle with a combination of both.) I just use what I feel my project would want!

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  3. I love your blog, and like you I recently re-discovered how great it is to be creative. I crochet and currently I started learning to knit so seeing all the beautiful things you make is such a huge inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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