The wavy patterns on the cardigan that I’m knitting for my mom not only make the sweater look pretty, they also make it denser than if it were plain. This is what I call functional looks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Blue Violet

Hand-carved beads
The beads that I recently hand-carved popped into mind when I saw today’s color for the Color Your World Challenge hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells. The shimmery colors of the beads are mostly violet, and a bit of blue, and I totally loved using them in my jewelry pieces! ๐Ÿ™‚


Light and Shadow

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow.”
โ€” Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
Source: Wikiquote

For Jennifer Nichole Wellsโ€™ Color Your World Challenge: Canary.

Doorways and shadows

Doorways to the unknown
For Jennifer Nichole Wellsโ€™ Color Your World Challenge: Shadow. I’m pretty pleased that this fits the theme both color-wise and literally! ๐Ÿ˜€


I’d mentioned a tiny container a while ago — it contained kumkuma powder in it. Now that the powder’s finally been used up, I’m using it to store tiny trinkets. (Yes, trinkets that are tinier than the tiny container.) From being a symbolic gesture at a religious ceremony to being used to store kumkuma to now — I’d say this container has had quite a ‘repurposeful’ journey.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is the color version of the black-and-white that I’d published then. As always, I love the insightful contrasts between the two pictures!

Needle naming

Knitting needles are named in numbers, and these #15’s are the largest pair I own.

Knitting needles

Since they are circular needles — that is, they’re connected to each other with a cord — guess what they can double as? Nunchuks! ๐Ÿ˜€