Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Baby steps and lots to share

Namaste friends, Mumbai is bedecked with flower garlands, strings of colourful lights and everywhere you can hear music that makes you want to get on your feet and dance. All this is in celebration of Navratri - the festival that celebrates Shakti - woman power, and the triumph of good over evil. I have mentioned a bit more about Navratri in this post.

Nav also means New and my BFF Ashlesha egged me on that there is no better time to begin my new foray back into blogging, to write my first post for 2018. So a big thanks to her for her encouragement.

Ahem... by the way, did you see I mentioned Mumbai above! Yes, my friends, we have finally moved back to Mumbai our hometown and we are thrilled to bits. :)
Seven years is a long time to spend away from your family, siblings and friends. But I will always have fond memories of Ahmedabad - the clean and beautiful roads, the tons of fast food options and of course the lovely friends I have there.

Year 2018 brought a lot of wonderful things for us;
- Hubby was offered a new job in Mumbai - hence the move back,
- we shifted to a new house near his workplace, where I got one room especially for my yarn!!
- our son completed his Masters and
- we went to the US for his convocation!! 

Unfortunately, in all this excitement, my blog was neglected, but always on my mind. Now how does one get back into things after such a long gap? With baby steps of course! :)

Now the good thing is that through all this, I was crocheting like crazy. Had to, as that is the only thing that kept me from going bonkers. Even crocheted on the plane from Mumbai to Atlanta and then back from New York to Mumbai! I have a set of wooden crochet hooks specially bought for this purpose. Can't afford to lose my special favourite hooks in airport security, you see. ;)

Here are pics of some of the items I have made. Each item will get a separate post later with all the details.

Flowers in my window cowl crochetkari

Pastel C2C blanket crochetkari

Cardamom blossoms crochetkari

Lydia crochet blanket crochetkari

Puff and shell cowl

Crochet flower cowl crochetkari

If you have reached this point, thank you so much for visiting my blog and sticking around. Do watch for the next post as there will be free patterns.

I have added tons of crochet books to my collection which I will share in a later post.

Also, I am now conducting crochet classes and I am super excited about it. More details will be shared on the blog later.

Let me know which of the above projects has piqued your interest.
Or just drop a few lines in the comments. it will mean a lot to me.

See you later, crafters :)

12 comments:

  1. Hi sangeetha welcome back. Congrats to your son. All the crochet pieces r lovely. I like the pink blanket the most. Waiting for your new posts.

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    1. Hi Shami, Thank you for the lovely message and wishes. While crocheting is fun, sharing it with like minded enthusiasts is fantastic, isn't it! :) I was really missing that.

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  2. So happy to hear all the exciting things that happened in your life Sangs 😊. So happy for you. All the lovely stuff that you have crocheted look so beautiful and inspiring. Feels really good to read your blog after so long. Keep it going !!
    Lots of love

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    1. Thank you Pragti. My writing is not as beautiful as yours, which is on a totally different level :), it still feels good to get back to blogging. Definitely going to give it my best. Love.

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  3. Welcome back looking forward to your crochet patterns

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  4. Great news ! You must be so happy ! And your family and friends too !
    Your crochet are beautiful !!!! The colors perfect ! And the pattern lovely !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your encouragement. I always look forward to your comments. Yes, we are thrilled to be back home. Now I am going to work on improving my blog. :)
      Have a lovely day!

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  5. Nice to see you back, Sangeetha:) Congrats to your son! Good to see you blogging again. I liked the first and the last two projects very much.

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    1. Hi Preeti, feels really good to be back :) The first one is my favourite. So happy to hear from you. Have a lovely day.

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  6. I was just thinking about you, Sangeetha, when your post showed up in my inbox. Wow! You've been busy with many exciting changes and creations. I hope you're feeling settled. I look forward to seeing and hearing more from you.

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    1. Hi Susan, Thank you so much for visiting, dear and your encouraging comments. I wish I could have met you, but we stuck to the East coast this time. Keeping fingers crossed that there will be a next time. Meeting my crochet idol would be a dream come true :) I see you had a wonderful time at Yarndale. Must be so exciting. I am so envious!! :)
      Have a lovely day.

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