Thursday, March 29, 2007

The neck warmer & the magic garden!

Below are images of a neck warmer my friend Gauri made from the yarn I gave her while she was visiting me last summer. I had spun & dyed the yarn earlier.


Gauri knits fast & keeps to small projects. She picked up knitting by herself & follows patterns much better than I do. The neck warmer pictures were taken by Gauri.





I love the slubbiness of the yarn in the neck warmer!




Before Gauri visited me, I had visited her in Philadelphia in 2005. We visited Isaiah Zagar's 'magic garden' on South Street. I was SO blown away by it. He's transformed the neighborhood over the past many years with his mosaic murals. The mural photos were taken by Gauri & me (not sure who took which).




























Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Movies I've been watching

The best of youth or La Meglio giovent├╣.
I have never seen so much life in a movie. 6 hours of beauty, searching conversations & acting genius.
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana.

Khosla ka Ghosla
(Khosla's Nest)
A very well directed (and beleivable) mainstream Bollywood film about a middle class retiree who's duped by land-grabbing con men. And how his children & a small-time theater troupe retrive his money and land. Great acting by Anupam Kher, Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey.
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee.