Not really, but that song is stuck in my head and I smile everytime I hear it ūüėÄ So, Christmas came early for me since the UPS¬†man showed up this morning with a rather large box.¬† No, he didn’t bring a boatload of yarn (although, that would have been lovely too!)¬† He did bring something else that’s been on my wishlist for ages… Meet Scarlett O’Hara!¬† She now lives in my kitchen and she’s red ūüôā In the midst of… Read more »

New threads for the Little Miss When I first saw this yarn, I fell in love with the color.¬† I knew immediately that I wanted to knit a cabled sweater with a bit of chic thrown in.¬† “Functional and fun” was what I had in mind.¬† I love this little sweater even though it’s got a few boo-boo’s (cough..mis-crossed-cables-tight-sleeves..cough, cough!!) I used Cascade 220 Heathers¬†for this sweater and I’ve already cast on for another one, this time using Ultra Alpaca… Read more »

Fall is my favorite season.¬† This time of year is so fleeting yet so beautiful with the rich autumnal shades that surround us.¬† As temperatures dip, a cozy hat is perfect to keep the chilly winds at bay. Courtenay is a textured beret with a leaf motif that is perfect for fall.¬† I used a skein of SweetGeorgia Yarns for this pattern in the “Ginger” colorway and the color couldn’t be more perfectly autumnal!¬† This hat uses less than 150… Read more »

Mmmmalabrigo, Mmmmalabrigo!¬† That’s what I keep thinking over and over again when I’m knitting this squishy thing. Nope,¬†this is¬†not a sock on the needles :: I haven’t¬†gotten back on the sock train¬†(yet).¬† It’s another hat, a beanie this time.¬† The highly addictive stitch pattern makes me want to knit just one more round and then one more! Fortunately, my fidgety model with the¬†strange eyes does not tolerate hats for more than 20 seconds.¬† So, this one’s for moi…¬†you know, for… Read more »

We’re back to regular life here at Chez Rambling Roses¬†with¬†it being the first day of school today ūüôā¬† I’ve been craving for some instant gratification knitting lately and so I decided to cast of for this hat a couple nights ago.¬† Instant gratification achieved since I finished it this morning. Right now, it is just a blob and I’m hoping that blocking will work its usual magic so that I’ll have a nice little beret in a few days.¬† It… Read more »

I am so overwhelmed and grateful to everyone who has commented and emailed me over the past few days.  Thank you so very much.  Each word of encouragement and support has meant so much.  This online community of friends has, once again, proved to be a lifeline of support.  My family and I are deeply touched by your thoughtfulness.  Thank you! The crafty juices are flowing again!

This year, the kids and I did handmade gifts for Father’s Day. Prithvi baked a chocolate cake from scratch and it was yum-o-delicious!¬† It was actually quite the feat for a first cake and I’m amazed at how fantastic it turned out.¬† Kiki made a card and a picture frame-esque¬†thingy with a photograph of her and daddy.¬† The card was begun at preschool and she finished it off at home, with a whole bunch of squiggles¬†which she said was her… Read more »

When I bought this yarn from my LYS a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to knit something girly with it. What better than a little spring cardigan for my 3-year-old daughter, Kirtana.¬† So, I dug out my Barbara Walker Stitch Dictionary, picked out a stitch pattern I liked and began knitting.¬† Every time I would pick up this sweater to knit a few rows, Kiki would ask me, “Mama, are you all done?”¬† That alone was sheer… Read more »