Monday, January 28, 2013

Online reading........

I use to read online books a lot ........

Front Cover

I read this Section 7 of the book about  देवदारु का पेड़  


देवदारु का पेड़


 And then read

Front Cover

This book 

Heave a read!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My inspiration on colour for decor

I have a confession to make; most of my decor in living room is white, grey and blue, although I love colours . I have heard from the  Jain Muni Acharya Mahapragya  that we can breath the colours while concentrating on different parts of the body.I have also heard that the colour of clothes you wear is directly linked to your chakras, In essence, if you wish to activate a particular chakra, you need to wear clothing of the corresponding colour.
citrus blues


CITRUS BLUES


santorini color

winter hues

WINTER HUES

And today I have found a site that focus on colour palettes; you can find a plethora of inspiration for projects by diving into the visual feast that is design seeds 

spring blooms
SPRING BLOOMS
tea tones
TEA TONES



With their lush and vibrant palettes and dreamy photography, I am sure there is a colour palette to suit everyone’s décor and dresses. I think that design seeds will be 'super inspirational ' and helpful in inspiring a colour palette for a crocheted decor project.

peaceful tones
PEACEFUL TONES

I have to ask ...... What is your favorite colour in your décor ?


Please comment while visiting…………

XOXO

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

crochet with Yog..

Yes these days i used to crochet while listening Samkhya yog  by Acharya Pradumn Ji Maharaj


Let see...about it

If there is no mind than there is no possibility to get involved with worldly attractions. Each sense of Human being has its own area of application but mind have to play an important role in the process of perception of senses.


For example let’s consider our eyes; when we are looking at a beautiful scene around our mind is also involved and if we pick mind out of the scene than no scene will be perceived by our eyes even we are continuously looking at the said scene. Image may there on retina but we will be not aware of it.

Now let’s take scripture point of view; shrimad bhagwad geeta says “Nature – Prakriti is working with its three virtues – Satto Gunna, Razo Gunna and Tamogunna. There are three major area of nature. Actually this is classification of worldly attractions.

Nature is offering worldly attractions to senses. Attractions are there and also senses are there but event is not happening. This is because mind is not there. This is a beautiful process of involvement and it is natural only.

Worldly Attractions ß +Mind+--> Senses = Involvement

This involvement brings desires and these desires bring actions and material in the life. And besides this there is a spiritual law that one attraction brings others attractions like one value bring other values; it mean desires are interdependent also. And our journey of soul gets involved in worldly attractions ultimately and we forget the purpose of our life.

When we understand this process of desires, mind and material and we also understand that we can stop all this with the help of mind only; this is the mind which is creating new desires and also brings material with the help of nature. That’s why almost all religions, all meditation techniques all secret techniques are only working on mind.

The one who understand the process and stop the process by just aware of it is called a “Sankhya Yogi.”

This is the theory of Samkhya yog    XOXO

crochet with Yog..

Yes these days i used to crochet while listening Samkhya yog  by Acharya Pradumn Ji Maharaj


Let see...about it

If there is no mind than there is no possibility to get involved with worldly attractions. Each sense of Human being has its own area of application but mind have to play an important role in the process of perception of senses.


For example let’s consider our eyes; when we are looking at a beautiful scene around our mind is also involved and if we pick mind out of the scene than no scene will be perceived by our eyes even we are continuously looking at the said scene. Image may there on retina but we will be not aware of it.

Now let’s take scripture point of view; shrimad bhagwad geeta says “Nature – Prakriti is working with its three virtues – Satto Gunna, Razo Gunna and Tamogunna. There are three major area of nature. Actually this is classification of worldly attractions.

Nature is offering worldly attractions to senses. Attractions are there and also senses are there but event is not happening. This is because mind is not there. This is a beautiful process of involvement and it is natural only.

Worldly Attractions ß +Mind+--> Senses = Involvement

This involvement brings desires and these desires bring actions and material in the life. And besides this there is a spiritual law that one attraction brings others attractions like one value bring other values; it mean desires are interdependent also. And our journey of soul gets involved in worldly attractions ultimately and we forget the purpose of our life.

When we understand this process of desires, mind and material and we also understand that we can stop all this with the help of mind only; this is the mind which is creating new desires and also brings material with the help of nature. That’s why almost all religions, all meditation techniques all secret techniques are only working on mind.

The one who understand the process and stop the process by just aware of it is called a “Sankhya Yogi.”

This is the theory of Samkhya yog    XOXO

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I heart these Speeches...........Fat bottem bag





I started this tradition a few years ago, and I'm going to keep it going.  Each Swami_Vivekananda’s B day, I spend some time listening to the speeches he made, and the speeches about his death.  They inspire me to be a better person and remind me what an important day it is...  Enjoy. 



Swami Vivekananda 1893 Chicago Speech Part I - YouTube









I am crocheting the bag for my daughter
Sac



          Here is the inspiration

XOXO

Groovi ghaan




My next, latest crochet obsession has been a pattern called the Groovy-ghan.

Nieuw voor de nederlandse lezers: het patroon kun je hier vinden, volledig in het Nederlands! :)
the pattern was figured out by


What do you need:


a crochet hook (I use a 5mm hook)

yarn (I use Stylecraft Special DK)

a pair of scissors

a darning needle

Let’s get started! :)



1. Start by chaining 40, plus 1 for turning so we keep an even stitch count. (this is just for the example; when you make an afghan the count doesn’t really matter! just make it as long as you would like the afghan to be wide)

So: ch 41



2. Turn and work a sc in each stitch, by putting your hook in the bump on the back of the chain. This creates a neater finish. You could also use a chainless single crochet foundation stitch; if you choose to do so, you can skip step one.



Continue until you reach the end of the chain. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop on your hook.

So: sc 40 (40)



3. Make another row of sc’s, but don’t turn your work! We are working from right to left here, every single round. Start with a standing single crochet by making a slip knot on your hook and starting the sc like you normally would, and crochet in the back loops only. (remind yourself to crochet all sc’s in the blo’s from now on)

So: blo, sc around (40)





4. Now it’s time to change color. We’re going to do this after every row from now on. With the new color, starting on the right hand side, start with a standing single crochet stitch, and sc 5, back loops only. Then make a double crochet but put your hook through the stitch in the second row below, using the ridge of the front loop. Make 10 single crochets and make another front loop double crochet in the second row blow, and repeat this till the end of your work. (when making the dc, skip a stitch when making the next sc. the dc counts as one stitch)

So: blo, sc 5, *fldc in 2nd row below, sc 10* (40)





5. Change color again, start with a standing single crochet stitch on the right hand side and single crochet 6 times before making the front loop double crochet. If you look at your work, you can see that you are moving the double crochet one stitch to the left on each row, so they sit next to each other! :) You no longer have to count your stitches; just single crochet in the dc from the previous round and then make a front loop dc next to that.

So: blo, sc 6, *fldc in 2nd row below, sc 10* (40)





If you continue in this fashion you’ll quickly see the dc’s creating diagonal lines across your work. And that’s all there is to it! :) Easy, right?
My verson will be fallowed next after amonth or.........right.
xoxo


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Its rainning


A sarson field in bloom.
Sarson in bloom


it’s raining since yesterday morning and this is very beneficial for the sarsov, taramira and wheat crops…………..these crops can be protected from the ill effects of cold/winter season..even we human beings can bear the cold season …without its ill effects…….in Haryana colloquial pharse used ib jaadaa seda koni ईब   जाडा सेदै कोनी


Its raining........rather.drizz........



This morning due to drizzling I cancelled my morning walk and employed myself in copying some patriotic songs etc., the morning being extremely wet. When the weather cleared up I travelled to the Ashram Road….
the bold text is from my yesterday.s post on my another blog Here
शबबा खैर !


 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Writting....................





“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”


E.L. Doctorow


A     Writer 's     Writing  is his outlet of creativity...Read  this post about   writing   Here


XO

Life and mental energy..........

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."


--Ralph Waldo Emerson


I found an enlightening article to boost –up the mental energy .........in New York Times

HERE  It was really enlightening. Have a read.....

XO

Sunday, January 6, 2013

My leisure reading hours with.......

I just finished reading Attachment by Isabel Fonseca. I couldn't put it down, but have mixed feelings about it. It's the story of a woman who discovers her husband is having an affair and begins an email correspondence with his mistress. She makes many questionable decisions about how to handle her
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husband's infidelity, and the thing that bothered me is that there was no glimpse of any inner conflict or explanation for why she made the decisions that she did. But it was a page turner and I enjoyed the way the author writes.
Michelle Obama Glamour Magazine December 2009

Today at the library counter I picked up Glamour magazine(some one’s personal copy)and borrowed  to read the interview with Michelle Obama, whom I admire very much. She's so genuine and down-to-earth. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet-- maybe tomorrow on my, leisure hour.



leisure time  art
xo

Saturday, January 5, 2013

सचमुच अलग माँ





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सचमुच कुछ अलग थीं ओबामा जी की माँ



मुझे टाईम मैगज़ीन पढना बहुत भाता है, पर यह कहानी मेंने बार-बार पढी है।

 xoxo

Friday, January 4, 2013

I wish you all a very happy New Year 2013!


Happy New Year!!

!Today marks the New Year according to the Hindu calender, the ‘Vikram Samvat’ and the year that begins is V.S.2070. The new year falls on the first day of the waxing moon of the month of ‘Chaitra’ Chaitra (is a month of the Hindu calendar.In the standard Hindu calendar and India's national civil calendar, Chaitra is the first month of the year. It is the last month in the Bengali calendar, where it is called Choitro. Chaitra or Chait is also the last month in the Nepali calendar (the Vikram Samvat), where it commences in mid-March. Chithirai is the first month in the Tamil calendar. In the Vaishnava calendar,Vishnu governs this month.
In the more traditional reckoning, the first month commences in March or April of the Gregorian Calendar,[1][2] depending upon whether the Purushottam Maas (extra month for alignment of lunar or solar calender) was observed in the year. There is no fixed date in Gregorian calendar for 1st day of Chaitra, i.e., the beginning of the Hindu New Year).
This day also marks the first day of the ‘Navratri’ or nine days during which goddess Durga is worshipped. The ninth day or the Navmi is also the birthday of  Lord Ram hence the day is called Ram-navmi. So the new years brings a whole lot of festivities along.
In Haryana, the first   day of the new year, is celebrated with pump and shoe . This day is celebrated by the women- folk   in their own ways and is by far one of the most colorful festivals. The women pray to goddess Parvati, the consort of  Lord Shiva and the feminine power of the world (goddess Durga is the warrior incarnate of Parvati to slay the demons and restore balance to the world).

hindu calander

 

My resolutions on the New year


As a rule, I never make New Year resolutions for the simple reason that I know for a fact that I am unlikely to stick to them... All I allow myself to do instead is to make a "To do" list with the hope to tick at least a few items off that list before the new year is over... (No promises that I won't be able to keep, just a few things I would like to achieve).

• Finish my WIPs, or at least finish one BEFORE starting a new project. I have currently 6 ufo's : two vintage knits and one crochet ripple blanket.

• Eat healthily and take some exercise to shed my wast waistline... (This might mean more time spent in the kitchen!)

• Have a go at sewing cushions and dresses for myself (can only be done if the above is achieved).

• Try to use as much from my stash as possible (wool and fabric)

• Have a critical look at my current wardrobe: get rid of the unwearable, recycle or revamp the acceptable. I would love to adopt the "make do and mend" attitude this year.

• Be more creative.

As you can see, this is quite a short list. The hardest might be the "healthy" bit!...


Wishing all a very Happy New Year!!!

xoxo




Thursday, January 3, 2013

new Crochet stitches-The EASY Way



I love learning new stitches and seeing the different textures I get out of them. It is like adding a new pallet to my design box.




Larksfoot Stitch- this is an interesting stitch that creates movement if done in varying colors.

Siberian Stitch this makes a VERY thick and warm fabric

Fanfare Stitch- - this is a nice open stitch with some of the same wave motion that shells give.



Lace Ripple- This also makes a wonderful edging. I used it on an afghan of a dolphin I made. It added some wave like movement to the project.

Crunch Texture this has a look almost like knitted cables

Fanciful Stitch kind of like the Fanfare, but looks lighter. I think this would make a beautiful afghan.
Jacob's Ladder- video tutorial for this stitch

Solomon's Knot I love this open stitch. It is meant to represent the three-fold cord that is mentioned in the Bible that is the perfect marriage bond- husband, wife, and Jehovah God..



Bullion Stitch in 19 steps, with pictures

xo