Crochetkari: Instant gratification and a cross-country trip

Thursday 14 July 2016

Instant gratification and a cross-country trip

Namaste friends, did 2016 have a month called June? Well, it whizzed by so fast I couldn't catch a glimpse of it! :)

Instant gratification:
In an earlier post, I shared all the large crochet projects that I had started inspired by the CAL calender. If you have not had a look at the crochet calender, I urge you to do so as you will definitely find something you will like. Just hop down to my previous post.

While large projects are fine, sometimes you have a craving for seeing a project reach completion and that So here is a project I managed to squeeze in, in between working on my huge blankets.

Crochet Newborn coat.

crochetkari newborn coat

Isn't it super cute?! 

Maybe it is nature taking its course. Or, menopausal grandmotherly hormones kicking in. Or, maybe just the desire to leave some little thing for the new generation yet to come, I suddenly find myself wanting to make lots of items "for my grandchildren".

My family thinks I am crazy, but what is the harm I say. Life is unpredictable after all.

This item is one of the many I am working on and of course I will be sharing those too, upon completion. :) 

The free pattern for this coat is available at, where you can also get dozens of more kiddie patterns.
The yarn is called Shining Star and I have used a 4mm hook.

From Mumbai to Meghalaya:
I was away from home for almost two weeks in the month of June, which may be the reason it seemed like a very short month to me. (No internet, no crochet...boohoo)
I was on a crazy errand which took me and sonny boy right from the west coast of the country to the North East! A totally unplanned and may I say a totally unnecessary trip :(

My son completed his Bachelors last year, with distinction, may I add, (feeling so proud), and expressed a desire to pursue a Masters in his subject. So we applied for a transcript and then we waited...and waited... and waited!! With the transcript showing no signs of arriving even after three months, and our phone calls to the Univ going unanswered, hubby decided that sonny boy and I should go and collect it from the University personally. Except, there was a small problem. The University was only 2500 Kms away... in Meghalaya (North East India)!   

I was unhappy about the trip as we had never visited that part of the country. Also I was worried that the University may be closed for the holidays. Fortunately, all went well and we got the transcript, phew! Silly people, if only they had sent it on time. We would have saved the ton of money spent on flight tickets and hotel rooms.

On the last day of the trip I blackmailed cajoled my son into accompanying me to the Kamakhya temple (Guwahati, Assam). This temple has great religious significance and is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas.

Here are a couple of pics from the outside of the temple. Photography is not allowed inside most Indian temples.

Kamakhya temple Guwahati

Kamakhya temple Guwahati

On my Telly: Madame Secretary and Masterchef Australia. What about you?

See you soon.


  1. Sweet little sweater and one that looks so like one I made when my children were babies. I am going to check out the pattern link you shared. You might have inspired me to make one :)

    Sorry to hear about your unnecessary trip but happy you got the transcript your son needs. So nice stopping by to visit!

  2. Is it possible you could tell me the pattern number or direct link to the coat pattern? I perused the site you mentioned but could not determine the one you made. Thank you!

    1. Oops! I have added a direct link now. It will take you to the particular coat pattern. Thanks for letting me know. :)

  3. Lovely little coat !!!

  4. Hi Sangeetha,
    It's an adorable baby coat!
    It's wonderful your son wants to pursue his Master's degree, but I'm sorry to hear you have to go through so much trouble just to get his transcript.
    Hugs from California,

  5. Hi Sangeetha... long time dear. Its a cute lil one for junior A :)). And a great idea too. So you had a whirlwind of Meghalaya.... That was nice. Fond memories for you.
    Take care

  6. That little jacket is absolutely adorable and a very pretty color. I spent 5 weeks traveling with my youngest boy this summer before I settled him in at college in New York. He had to be cajoled to do many, many things. HA! That's a long way to go for a transcript, but at least you don't have to worry about it anymore, and you did get to see a different part of the country. Best wishes to your young man as he continues his education.


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