Thursday, August 19, 2010


I love photography but never really got the chance to get into it. I'm pretty much in love with everything artsy-craftsy and want to add it onto my ever growing hobby list. Speaking of that list... I should probably add these hobbies to my life list... Anyways, back to my original point. It's 12:37am on a Friday and I had some inspiration. With my crappy loyal pink camera (Note to Readers: I. Hate. Pink.) I plan to document 365 days of my life... in photos. I was inspired by an article Yahoo posted on a designer making 365 dresses in a year... for $1. I can't sew. For that matter I don't take good pictures. But maybe I can learn...

September 1st sounds like a good starting date. I don't know if I'll be able to make this consistent but I can try. If I choose to edit these pictures I will do so using Picnik.

Along side this project (Offical Name: Project365)--Creative, ;D I know, I will continue blogging about everything else going on in my life (Pre-Med, Knitting, College Life, etc.)

I just had an idea. In order to not overload my blog with a post daily of Project365 I'll make a weekly update for you all.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

T-11 Days

There are officially 11 days until I begin college. I have finally decided to start packing my wardrobe away. It is an odd feeling, seeing my room emptying out and having my entire life stacked into small boxes. Evaluating what to keep and what to leave behind...

On a completely separate note: I officially finished one skein of the peacock yarn and the 1st section of the BPB (Big Peacock Bag) is almost complete. Should be finished today even! I had to go to Hobby Lobby yesterday to buy another skein, I hope this one will take me through the end.

Speaking of leaving my house (to go to HL)... There is SO much road construction going on outside my subdivision! They've blocked one roadway which caused it to take me 20 more minutes to get to a place that was only 5 minutes away. I. Hate. Road. Construction. (Who doesn't though?) -- Well, I guess in a way the road constructors... because it gives them a job, But even they must get irritated sometimes. This is Michigan though, we only have two seasons... Winter, and Road Construction :)


PS- As mentioned in one of my earlier posts I really liked the idea of changing my title to "The Musings of a Pre-Med Student." It is official now. Just an update (:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Arangetram: 8/11/2007

Yesterday was the 3-year-anniversary of my, my sister, and my cousin's Arangetram.

An arangetram is the culmination of many years of learning dance. It represents new learning in the area of dance and Indian culture. The student rises to a new level of performance, and moreover, develops the discipline to achieve a long term goal. As with any graduation, it is much more than a stamp of approval.

I began learning Bharatnatym in 1999 and graduated in 2007 after 8 years of dance. The Arangetram was the BEST thing I have ever done. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something major in life. And for this reason, Dance gives my life meaning and purpose and I love it.

Dance is my passion <3

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Box #1: Taped Shut

My first box for college is officially filled and packed! T-18 days until move-in! Excitinggg!

So I realize I haven't written here in a few days and so decided to update. The Teal Blue yarn that I mentioned I bought is officially on the needles! It is on its way to becoming a gorgeous bag aptly named: "The Big Peacock Bag" as the color of the yarn is 'Peacock.' Ironic, huh? (:

Box #1 contains a lot of decorative stuff like picture frames of my family and a storage locker and other things that I definitely won't be needing in the next few weeks. I'm planning on packing my purses (I have a few of those ;) ) as well as jewelry that I won't be wearing. Wish me luck!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Despicable Me... in 3D

Today I went to see Despicable Me. The movie definitely has its funny moments. (The well known fluffy quote for one: "It's so FLUFFY! I'm going to DIEEE.") But also had moments where you hoped it got better so your money was worthwhile. I'm still waiting to see Inception, I've only heard good things about that movie!

Bought some more yarn from Hobby Lobby today, planning on making a purse and... something else, out of the two skeins I bought: Deep Violet and a Bright Teal Blue.


Sunday, August 1, 2010


It is officially August! My favorite season is Autumn, even the name is pretty, and it always seems as though August is the beginning of Autumn for me. In hopes to ward of the slight chills that will accompany the evenings from now on I begin a new wrap of sorts. It is called 'Summer Flies' and is a pattern by a designer on Ravelry. It is my first attempt at knitting lace and I must say it is going rather well. I will not post pictures until I am done as they will not justify its beauty, if I may be so modest...

I also love August as I will be starting college at the end of this month! The 28th to be exact. I have been counting down since May and it is almost here! I cannot wait to begin this new chapter in my life. I will definitely be updating this blog with the wonders of my college life. I may even have to rename this blog:

xPeacock Feathersx --> The Musings of a Pre-Med Student

I actually rather like that title. You may see a switch coming to a blog near you. :D


Monday, July 26, 2010

Scrunchable Scarf: UPDATE

So, a few days ago I blogged about a scarf I was making for my sister. I originally started this scarf on July 14th and it is finally done! 12 days for a scarf... not bad (: So I figured I would update this blog and show you all the finished scarf.

So here are two pictures of the scarf. One, showing stitch detail and one showing me wearing it. (:


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Life List

A Life List is, according to Maggie Mason at, quite simply, a list of all the things you want to do in your life.

Here is her list, for an example:

And now, below, is mine: (it will be edited over the months as I accomplish things and add new ones...)

Ride in the desert on a camel | Ride an elephant | Donate money to an orphanage | Become a doctor | Visit all 50 states | Step in all 7 continents | Live in a big city | Learn, even if not fluently, 10 languages: 1. English 2. Gujarati 3. Hindi 4. Spanish 5.French 6. Italian 7. German 8. Latin 9. Arabic 10. [xx] | Swim with dolphins (again) | Pottery | Knitting | Painting | Crocheting | Photography | Visit Europe (again) | Have a honeymoon in Switzerland | Tour India | Visit Taj Mahal (again) | Donate Hair to Wigs for Kids (13 inches!) | | | | | | |....more to come |


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrunchable Scarf

I can also be found online as xPeacockFeathersx on Ravelry... I will post up a link to Ravelry once I get around to setting up this blog a bit more... Most of those projects will be cross-referenced here. As promised this post contains pictures of my newest knitting project:
So yup, pretty much the scarf is made up of large sections of white with stripes of pink in between. It is for my sister whose favorite color is pink. Despite the room's appearance I. Hate. Pink. Well I can stand it in small doses but I am getting slowly fed up with the pinkness of my room. Thankfully my college dorm :D will be blue and green when I start this fall. Yes, exciting! I am planning on making this exact same scarf for my sister's roommate whose favorite color is orange...

That's all for now, I'll probably go work on my scarf some more before trying to figure out what to do with myself for the rest of tonight.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

11:11 and Dandelion Wishes

I just finished watering our plants and I came across a single dandelion in the middle of our lawn. It was in what I like to call the "Wish" stage of its life... All white and fluffy and begging to be wished on. So wish I did. Some may find it silly but I love wishing on things like dandelions and 11:11.

As I mentioned in a previous post I knit to relieve stress. I recently started on a scarf for my sister and it is at a picture-worthy stage... Expect pictures in my next post (:

Speaking of wishes, I recently fell in love with this song by B.O.B
"Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now..."


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Macbook Pro: My New Love

Today I bought a Macbook Pro. It is my 'Graduation/Going Away to College' gift. It. Is. Gorgeous. I have no idea why the whole world doesn't have Macs or why I waited so long to get one... This will actually make blogging so much easier because I'll be able to post photos quickly as well.

Shopping note: Saw gorgeous peacock feather earrings in the mall... didn't get them though as I don't have anything to go with them... I will definitely have to fix that :D

Relatively short post for tonight as I am off to go explore the wonders of my Mac (:


Friday, July 16, 2010

Writer's Block...

I’ve spent weeks thinking about setting up a blog, deciding a name for it, thinking about things I would like to tell the world... and now I have writer’s block. Go figure. Well, if you're here, I guess you want to know a little bit about me. I have many hobbies which stem from being the artistic one in my family.

The only artistic one.

I dance, play sports, knit, attempt to crochet, draw, paint, and dabble in the arts of clay and pottery. My career goal is a bit less artistic: Doctor. Specifically? Well currently it's neonatology (premature babies) but as I am about to begin my first year in college, many a people have told me that my specialty will change. I don't think so, but we'll see :D 8 years from now. I really do think that the length of time of study to become a doctor turns people off from becoming one. To get away from the stresses of life I craft, mostly knitting. Somewhere along the line I will begin to blog about my knitting and other crafts along with the adventures of my daily life. My rambling for today has come to an end.