Sunday, 4 March 2012

Harry Shawl

I made this shawl for my friend Sandhya in birthday swap. It is very easy knitted and beautiful shawl. 

I followed the pattern but I did some change in bind off. I used Picot bind off method.

Picot Bind Off: Using the knit cast on, cast on two stitches onto the left hand needle, making sure to twist the stitches back on the left hand needle. Bind off four stitches. Place the remaining stitch back onto the left needle. Repeat till end. You will be binding off the two new stitches and two shawl stitches. Fasten off the last stitch. Weave in ends and block.

I am thankful to Caroline Wiens for share is beautiful shawl pattern.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Double sided apron

I sewed this apron for my friend Trishna for her birthday gift.

Its double sided. I used red and black printed cotton cloth for this. I never meet Trishna before so I was worried about the size. But when I saw her pics wearing this apron, I got relaxed. It came right fit to her.

I am glad that she liked this apron.

Kigali Lace Wrap

I made this beautiful scarf for Himadri. I used pink, purple and white colors which are favorite to her. She is looking very pretty in this scarf. Its very easy to crochet. You can find more info here-

I am thankful to Cari Clement for share this beautiful pattern.

Pretty in brown stole

I made this stole for my sister-in-law's daughter Himadri. You can find more info here-

I am thankful to to share this pretty stole.

Holden Shawlette

I have made this Holden Shawlette for my friend Archana in birthday swap of south asian crafters group at

I am thankful to for share this beautiful pattern.

Scarf for friend

100 gm. 5 ply sport
Needles-  4 mm. and 15 mm.
Cast on 45 stitches on 4 mm needle.
Row 1-  (wrong side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle. 
Row 2- 
 (right side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle. 
Row 3- (wrong side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle.
Row 4-  (right side) knit all stitches with 15 mm. needle.
Row 5-  
 (wrong side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle. 
Row 6- 
 (right side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle. 
Row 7-  
 (wrong side) knit all stitches with 4 mm. needle. 
Row 8 to 11- repeat rows 4 to 7. 
Row  12 to 15-   repeat rows 4 to 7.
Row 16- (right side) knit all stitches.
Row 17 (wrong side) knit 2, purl 41, knit 2 with 4 mm. needle. .
Row 18 to 28- repeat rows 16 and 17.
Now repeat rows 1 to 28 till desired length.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Common Measurements for cooking

1/2 teaspoon = 30 drops
1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon or 60 drops
3 teaspoons =1 tablespoon 
1/2 tablespoon = 1 1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon= 3 teaspoons
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup 
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup or 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 tablespoons= 1 cup
1/8 cup= 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup= 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup= 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup= 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup= 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup= 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
5/8 cup= 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
3/4 cup= 12 tablespoons
7/8 cup= 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
1 cup= 16 tablespoons

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Melting Moments

(Makes 20)
  • 110 g butter, softened
  •  1/3 cup (85 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) self-rising flour, shifted
Buttercream filling
  • 110 g butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) icing sugar, shifted
  • grated rind of 1/2 orange
  • few drops orange food colouring
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and beat until dissolved. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla extract and lemon rind. Fold in sifted flour gradually to form stiff dough. Divide dough into 20 walnut-sized balls.
Place cookie balls on greased baking sheet, flattening slightly and spacing to allow for some spreading. Bake at 375ºF (190ºC) for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before sandwiching cookies together with butter cream.
To make filling, cream butter, add icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add grated rind and food colouring. Spread cream on flat side of 10 cookies and sandwich together with remaining cookies.

(Self-rising flour- flour which contains a leaving agent. You can make your own self-rising flour by adding 2 level tsp (10ml) baking powder to 1 cup (250ml) all purpose flour.)