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Along with doing spring break -y stuff, trying to keep Lil B from playing on his computer  all day long,following his Big B’s example,I am up to my neck, buried deep in yarn. Why? do you wonder?

Have you heard about the Spice of Life CAL? if not, then go check the deets on Sandra’s blog  Cherry Heart

I chanced upon news of the CAL on instagram. Intrigued by the name , decided to check it out and ended up joining it.

Seemed to be perfect timing. Lil B has been asking me to make him a blanket. I had several odd balls of yarn lying around. So I thought I would make him a blanket from those.

Three rows into the blanket, the fussy little man decided he wanted only wood colours. Colours he had already picked out from my stash and said that I could keep the colourful blanket.

He has already rejected two other patterns after I was a few rows into the pattern before. With this  he is quite pleased.

The Spice of Life pattern is very easy, quick and enjoyable pattern. Score.

Big B saw me working on the blankets and gently asked “who is it  for” , when I replied that it was for  Lil B, all I got was a soft “oh ok”. Which just melted my heart and I decided to make another one for him.

So now I ‘m making three blankets in the same pattern but different colours ,all from my stash.

Starting on the third blanket  might seem like I’m on the verge of crossing the crazy line, but the colour changes and  different stitch patterns have kept  me from getting bored.

Plus the pattern being a CAL ,gives me enough time to work on the pattern and wait eagerly for the next batch keeping up the suspense element. Not just that , it is  also helping me use up all the acrylic yarn from my stash, so that I can turn into a complete yarn snob in future 😛

Now that the part four of the CAL is out, I’m slightly behind with the third blanket entering the picture. Will keep you updated with the progress .

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Harvest Festival

He’d been preparing for days, practicing really hard.When his programme was announced, he walked up with his gang smartly , did the group song and then stepped forward to do his solo performance………

The mom, charged the camera way in advance, went ahead of time,found the best seats with a fantastic view of the dias all set to capture the moment of pride and joy on video…….

Right at that point the camera goes beep beep……….shuts down, god knows what reason. Song Over, camera starts working again!

WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN !!!!

My Poor little baby A ,ever the generous, magnanimous soul, made me feel all the more guilty _ of course with out knowing_by giving me a big hug and saying that it meant the world to him that I was there to watch him perform.

About the performance, he was nervous, but wonderful . I am not saying that because he is my son, even other people thought so and complimented about it. I hate to admit it,I did tear up hearing him sing like that… and got goose bumps too.

Dh couldn’t come because of his work and it was pretty hard carrying back all the food I bought there, with a restless M and excited A, pulling me on both sides.Nevertheless, it was refreshing to see all the people, the traditional food and the gathering.

Turtles yea live ones at one of the stalls , goldfish and the bubble solutions.

The cutlets are always a huge hit as they are prepared at home and fried right there at the campus.Perfect on a grey winter day.Usually there is a long winding queue for it , I have no idea how many we gobbled up, we also brought back a lot with us home for dh. And it never seems like we brought enough.

No Harvest Festival worth its name is complete without Kappa and Fish Curry, Appam and chicken curry…

The Thattukada( road side eatery) brought in the native feel to the Harvest Festival.