Monday, 9 December 2013

A few handiworks by me

A lace knitted frock jacket.
The belt and the edges are crocheted.

I have been asked, time and again, for some photographs of my hobbies.
I don't have too many hobbies ... i.e. if you leave out reading and writing and singing and cooking.
And knitting.
I don't say knitting and hobbies in the same breath. Knitting is passion.
I knit like I breathe ... no exaggeration here. I need to knit at least a few lines in a day.
Ironically, it was my hand that had to play mean. These days I don't knit as much as I used to once upon a time.
I've been knitting and embroidering from ever since I can remember.
I have knitted for grandmas, cousins, their children, friends, their children,myself, the in laws, the man ... everyone I know or who knows that I knit.

A crocheted hot water bottle cover.
But I've never photographed my handiworks for posterity. It just never struck me.
I just happily created things and gave them away with huge smiles and love.
And got even huger smiles and more love in return.
A lace knitted jacket ... for that light nip in the air.
After I was asked to show some works by me, I pulled out some old things and photographed them ... feeling silly all the while at the prospect of showing off in the form of a picture and not a real thing.
Here's a compilation.
A crocheted poncho/wrap.
The open neck helps it fall just right on the shoulders and down.

Will keep updating this space ... but I seriously doubt I'll really click every single curtain, cushion cover, dress, skirt, top, sweater, throw, blanket, etc. etc. that I make/knit/crochet.
But I'll try ... I promise.
Till then ...

10 comments:

  1. Seriously good. I knew you knit and do it very well and am so glad that you are sharing it here too. I am totally dumb when it comes to needled and thread or yarn and so I am in more than awed by your creations.
    If we lived close, I would have asked you to make the poncho wrap for my daughters :-D
    BongMom

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  2. Dear Sharmila,

    It was lovely to see ur handiwork, Even I love knitting and stitching but with busy work and no contemporaries around, find it difficult, is there a site which gives tips on knitting? chitra

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    1. Thank you Chitra. Well ... I've never reffered to any site for my knitting but you can do a search on Google. I'm sure you'll find some good sites or even tutorials on Youtube too.
      Happy knitting.

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  3. Dear Sharmila,

    It's always lovely to see your "kichu onno kaaj"! Loved seeing all your knitting work, so patient you are! I don't know a thing about knitting, but do have plans to learn - some day...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Sharmila, u are one talented lady. I'm impressed. Period.

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  5. Truly talented you are my friend! My mother and mother-in-law will be so happy to see your work!! Keep up the good work if your fingers permit! At least do small pieces.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am a fan of everything that you have uploaded on Alhad. :-)
      I can't do small pieces. I make things that I can use / wear. :-)

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Thank you for sharing Kichu Khonn( a few moments ) with me in my kitchen!