Winter is just around the corner! I miss the sun already :(

It’s been cloudy and dark for a few days now.. Last year, just before the sun decided to go on a vacation, we had visited Portland over a weekend… I found these pictures while I was checking my old external drive..The Saturday market, the Powell’s, Dante’s, the food trucks, the Voodoo donut shop were all covered and conquered :). I feel like going on a vacation right now, to someplace where the sun still shines bright and nice, and it still feels like summer. I guess I’m still not ready for the winter Buffalo winter :(


This place had awesome coffee





Sometimes it’s good to have only a few options.

I just got back from grocery shopping, and thats what I feel right now.

Choices, when offered, tends to make a person like me pretty confused. Even after I choose something, there is always the feeling of ” maybe the other choice was better”. And thus the confusion continues.

I had this revelation while hunting for a box of band-aids! After surviving N number of choices, making decisions in the dairy aisle, cereal aisle, fresh fruits aisle and many more, I finally reached the first-aid aisle. I thought it would be easy, after all how many options can you have in a band-aid. But boy, was I wrong! The whole aisle was filled with around 70 different types of band-aids! And each one was different from the other by a minute detail ! And top of that there were so many brands, same features with price difference.

Well, I spent 20 minutes in front of that aisle before deciding what to buy. And I hope I got the right one!

Have you ever felt that you have too many options around you?

I wish…

I wish I could go out for a drive right now. Have coffee in a small coffee shop, somewhere far away. Find a lake, sit on a bench and stare at the ripples in the water.

Hmmmm…. Wishes……

I cast on my waiting for spring sweater today. Since I just finished a sweater with Wool-ease, I decided to use Lion brand Heartland instead. Joann had a sale on Heartland yarn and I thought it would be a perfect time to cast on!

I have been working on yarns from Joann and Michaels and have been looking for a change. I even tried visiting the local yarn shops, but they were pretty expensive. Recently I found out that I could order DROPS from a store in CA called Nordic Mart. I ordered few skeins of Drops loves you 4 in bright orange! I plan to make a Lempster after I finish the sweater that I just started.

Meanwhile, I finished and washed my GAP-tastic cowl.






No, I don’t have a cat, and its not called Molly ( though I would love to someday).

I wasn’t a cat lover. I found the young ones cute, but thats it. That is, until I met my husband. He loves cats, not just because they are cute, but because they are SMART ! He made me change the way I look at cats :) And now, I like cats. :)

I have no idea why I’m talking about cats as this post has nothing to do with them!

My Molly is a beanie ! Yep, the one you wear on your head !




I used Bernat Satin Ombres in Plum Mist Heather . I love the color. Its a bit darker than the picture, Seattle was exceptionally sunny that day!





I will never change…..

Yep, I am what I used to be.

Never going to change.

I promise to keep my blog updated, but I never do!

Well, I’ve been busy, you see…

I got into a Grad school!! YAY!!!! (I’m all excited to go to school again!)

I’m knitting my first sweater. And so far its come out perfect! YAY!! (I’m all excited to be finally able to knit a garment! )

I’m working on getting my Driver’s license. YAY!! ( Thanks to the trip to California, I realized the importance of ability to drive in this country! )

Since I’ll be moving to a ‘colder’ place this fall for my Master’s, I have decided to knit as many warm clothes/accessories as possible. And this is the first completed item from my list – Cowl

I wouldn’t say I chose that color because I love it, but rather, my hands were itching to take up a project and trip to the yarn store was not possible at that hour ( There you go ! disadvantages of not being able to drive! ) So, this was the only color I could work with.

What I love about it ?

Its warm. I’m sure it will be used well.

Fits perfectly without irritating my skin. ( I can never wear turtle necks as it feels really uncomfortable around the neck.)

And, the pattern was fun to make. Who doesn’t love cables!






New tiny little friend…

Have you ever flipped through pages and pages of felt craft books and never could decide on what to make? Well, I had the same problem when I borrowed The Cuter Book from the library. Every little thing in there was beautiful…

After hours of ‘flipping’ I finally decided to make the Panda.




It insisted on clicking more pictures,




The ‘I can stand on one leg’ pose.




The ‘ I can climb’ pose,




Well, it didn’t stop at that, I had to click a lot more pictures :)

I’ll be back here soon with one more guy that I managed to stitch……………



My first quilt

Its been months since I finished my ‘first quilt’, but I never got around to post it here. You can find the previous post about it here.

I had too much problem while doing free motion quilting, and couldn’t keep my lines straight!