Saturday, September 12, 2009

Manipuri Doll-Amigurumi way

I am fascinated with anything and everything manipuri...:) because I am an all out meitei who loves to eat ngari, hawaijar,
I may not eat red meat, chicken, poultry products but am a born fishitarian. I love to look at fishes and eat them too. But some of the fishes from discovery channel/ national geographic/ Animal planet looks creepy and I can't imagine myself eating those. So, what I mean is that I love eating white fishes (fresh water ones) and specialy the ones we get in manipur from fisheries.
And I love the manipuri wedding dress and the manipuri dolls. I never failed to pick manipuri dolls on every festival. During festive seasons, I use to go to market with my mom and she would always buy manipuri dolls for me. I still remember how I used to enjoy playing with them for hours and hours.

I have tried long time back in 2003 to make a manipuri doll the typical manipuri way but it turns out horrible.:(
This time, I tried amigurumi way. Initially I started writing down the pattern but latern on I got to lazy to write .so, just keep crocheting and the final product is this

I still have to buy her an enaphi.

Hello Kitty-Amigurumi

10th Sep 2009, A very Happy day indeed.:)
When I got up in the morning and was getting ready to leave for office around 6.30am in the morning. I have been told by my dad that it has been raining the entire night. Still I venture out of home at my usual time for office at 7am. On normal days, it takes around 2 hours for me to reach office in Gurgaon from my home in Ghaziabad. On abnormal days :), the hours just continues...

So, 10th Sep 2009 turns out to be one such days when the hours taken to reach office just continues. Luckily for me, I got my crochet needle, woolen thread in my bag and I started crocheting while we were stranded and stuck in never ending trafic jams. The roads of delhi looks like rivers, actually wild river-water flowing out and in everywhere..

After struggling for 3 hours in delhi roads, we finally reach the millenium city, Gurgaon-where the area near our office looks like an Island. Our cab, being a small car almost stop once on a waterlogged stretch in Udyog Vihar. My heart stop for a while at that moment thinking about the nightmare of walking through that dirty looking water. Lucky again, our cab got started again and we finally reach another office building of our company(Plot 314). From there we took company ferry cabs as they are bigger cars and we left our cab there. From plot 314, it usually takes about 5 mins to reach my office(Plot 17), but on this day-it took us almost 2 hours to reach Plot 17.

All and all, a very tiresome and horrible experience of travelling through delhi NCR roads.
But one good thing I did was that I finish the bodice of my Hello Kitty doll in Amigurumi art during that time spend in the cab. I made the frock on 12th Sep 2009 and gave her the finishing touch. So here is her pic..

And today I have become chachi more girly in the family..I am thrilled and excited ...