Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blog Birthday

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One year ago, on the same date I published my first post. I didn't know then that it was going to bring about a remarkable change in me. I never thought that I would virtually meet so many people with so many talents from different parts of the world. I have learnt many new things this past year and I am happy that I have helped others too to learn something from me.

It all started when my purse got stolen in a bus. I wanted a purse to hold my cellphone and a few loose coins. I wanted to make one for myself and started browsing the internet for some help. It was then that I came across plenty of lovely blogs and got hooked to crochet blogs. Until then I had only a vague knowledge about blogs. I started learning step by step and here I am today writing my first blog anniversary post.

I am really thankful for the person who stole my purse and introduced me to this wonderful blogland.

To celebrate, I treated myself to some delicious yarns. I still have plenty of yarns left from my previous purchase, but you can never get enough of these yarns, right? 

I came to know about this yarn market in Inderlok, which is a seasonal market. They sell yarns only during the winter season. During summer they change to air coolers. So Delhiites, if you are interested in buying yarns head to Inderlok market before the end of the season.   

My son lost the cap that I made for him. I am making a new one now.

This year is coming to an end and I hope the next year will take me one more step ahead. 

Have a nice year end!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas
all of you!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crochet scarf and hat

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It is getting colder in Delhi and our woollens are out. I had plenty of this grey colored yarn, so I thought I would try making a scarf, hat and a matching gloves for my kid. I haven't tried these before. I started with mittens, but dunno why, in spite of trying again and again I just didn't get it right. Either it was too long or too tight. Something or the other went wrong. So gave up on that and carried on with the scarf and the cap.

Getting the kid to pose was really a tough job.

The Christmas tree is put up and I have decorated it with all the ornaments that I made, but I couldn't get a decent photo of it. The lighting in the room is not good enough. It is a small artificial one. I want to have a bigger one, may be for next Christmas.
If I haven't been visiting your blogs it's because I have been feeling lousy this whole week with a terrible cold, headache, etc...  

Oh, I forgot to give you the links. The cap is from here and the scarf is from here.

Ok, I am leaving. I have plenty of chores pending. You go ahead with you Christmas preparations.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lemon Cake

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One thing I am never tired of is baking cakes. Even if it had been a hectic day, the thought of taking out my measuring cups, pans, blender, etc., and most importantly searcing the web for a new recipe always seems to invigorate me.

I don't have to mention the aroma that fills the entire house when the cake is getting ready.

Though I would love to bake more often I try to limit myself to not more than twice a month as it is always me who end up gulping down major portion of the cake. My husband has become more watchful of what goes inside his tummy and my kid, after his first piece, simply gets distracted and forgets about it.

So whenever I enter the kitchen the cake starts yelling at me (especially if it has plenty of icing on it) to take just a small bite. Eventually after many small bites and when the cake has become considerably smaller in size, the kid suddenly remembers about it. By then the major chunk is happily resting inside my tummy. Ha...ha...ha...not my fault, he should have been more alert. Anyway he is not very fond of cakes with plenty of frosting. So he dosen't mind. Good for me.

Last week I made this cake. The recipe is from here. For the frosting I used the Italian Meringue Frosting that you can find here. Do I have to say that it was delicious? If not, I wouldn't have bothered to photograph it and post it here.

Try it and you will enjoy it.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crochet christmas tree

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Hi everybody, and a special "hi" to all my new friends. Happy to see you all here.  You all make me feel great. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave here.

I guess all of you have started your Christmas preparations. I haven't got into the Christmas mood yet, or rather I should say I lost it in between. I had planned so many things. I wanted to do this, I wanted to do that...but somehow I got bogged down by other things and now I lost the mood. I am trying very hard to get my mojo back. 

This Christmas tree is one successful thing I completed out of many that I had planned.  The pattern for this tree is from here. There were also other Christmass tree patterns that I wanted to try... may be for next Christmas.

That's it for now ladies. Have a great weekend.
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