Baby steps, new threads

§ November 11th, 2011 § Filed under Baby things, Elsewhere on the Web, Life § 16 Comments

Today this blog is six years old. SIX! I can’t believe how far back it seems when I impulsively got a Typepad account, and stuck with it all these years. I’ve often toyed with the idea of stopping, partly from blog-fatigue or too much work, but always continued because it was a lot of fun. I’ve just picked up the needles again after yet another excruciatingly long summer and cast on for a hundred different things. But this anniversary, it’s time for a change. I haven’t updated in a while anyway, and the anniversary is as good a time as any to sign off with a flourish!



I’m not tired or bored with the blogging – although baby and full time work have heavily truncated my knitting and blogging time. Instead, I’m moving to a new blog and location. Here is a link to Dhaage Dore, my new Marathi blog. This blog not only kept me sane when I was in the US academy, but also put me in touch with some wonderful people from all over the world. I am very thankful for these enduring relationships. But one of the best things I have learned through Desiknitter is the ability and freedom to effortlessly write on mundane matters, on anything and everything that comes to mind, away from the refuge of academese. And yet, I like to think that it has also improved my academic writing, making it less turgid and jargon-dependent. As I write more and more in Marathi, I hope to do the same with it on the new blog – it will be a place to bring together my scattered Marathi writings from here and there on this and that, to explore workable idioms for narratives of different sorts, and continue my crafting adventures in a new vein. “Dhaage dore,” after all, is “threads and strands.”


If you read Marathi, do hop over to give me feedback. Even if you don’t, there will still be pictures of knitting, food and travel as always! I hope you will continue to vist and say hi. Thank you, as always, gentle readers, for your encouragement and fellowship over these years.

(These are Regia self-striping socks, toe-up, with 10 stitches magic cast on and 44 stitches total….and the baby is nine months old, trying desperately to let go of my hand and walk by himself.)

16 Responses to “Baby steps, new threads”

  • Nupur says:

    Aww- your baby boy is growing up so fast!!

    Good luck with the new blog but I’m sad to see that Desi Knitter won’t be updated any more. My Marathi reading speed is dismal (hanging head in shame) but I will try and read Dhaage Dore.

  • vasudha says:

    my goodness, 9 months already?! good luck with the new blog…does this mean you stop writing here for good? that’s sad for your non-Marathi readers like me :( .

  • Preeti says:

    I wish you the best with persuing what you are passionate about! I can’t believe your little one is 9 months already, where does the time go! I have enjoyed follwing your writings at DesiKnitter, good luck!!

  • mazhalai says:

    Cant believe he’s 9 months already! Best wishes for new blog.

  • Hannah says:

    Prachi! I’ll miss sneaking by your blog every once and a while to see what you’re up to. I may still sneak a peek at the photos on your Marathi blog, but I’m afraid Marathi is still only on my wishlist of languages to learn. The babe looks dandy – and seems to have no trouble getting around! I’m sure he’ll be on two legs, hurtling forwards and not looking back in no time. I wish you the best in keeping up with him.

  • lobstah says:

    I haven’t left a comment here in forever, but just wanted to say thanks for sharing your knitting (and life) with us for the last six years, and best wishes in your new endeavors. Hope to “see” you around on Ravelry!

  • skiffyknitter says:

    Aw, I’ll miss you! Thanks for sharing the last six years with us.

  • Smita says:

    I used to knit but now dont. Do you know of someone who could do some handknitting for my kids in Pune. Or even knitting with a machine maybe?

  • Yarny Days says:

    Is he really so big already? Time truly flies! He is so cute, in those cute socks and all!

  • Manisha says:

    I haven’t peeked in for quite a while and when I do, I find you’re going away! Congrats on so many things, most of all your cute baby! I’ll try to read Dhaage dore even though I’m really slow at reading Marathi.

    Here’s wishing you the very best, always!

  • Chandramouli says:

    Nice blog you got here. The socks looks awesome. Cute.

  • No updates here or on dhaage dore? How are you?

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