Thursday, 18 December 2008

On Strike

Yesterday, the thought of emptying a bedroom was just too much. J had got engrossed in a book, so we decided we would go on strike for a day.

I took advantage and started a jumper for D. This is going to be an aran sweater using a wool, acrylic mix yarn. We are still debating if we are going to finish this with a crew neck or a shawl collar. I have the rest of the back to knit before I have to decide. It was back to the decorating today, though only as far as getting the room empty. Shopping ans swimming took up the rest of the day. The painting starts tomorrow. After almost a year, J will get a blue bedroom rather than the pink and lilac he has had until now.

14 comments:

Gaynor said...

Lovely...I havent even picked up my knitting for weeks...
And what a good idea. Think I will go on strike tomorrow...sounds like a plan!

zetor said...

You are very dedicated to decorating, your kitchen looked lovely, if I send you my address...(lol!)

karen said...

boy are you one brave lady starting MORE decorating this close to christmas!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time! xxx

Theresa said...

your knitting looks gorgeous. i can't knit to save my life. oh the joys of decorating. good luck with it all. i am sure it will great when it's finished

Terry said...

I think I need an on strike day very soon! I wonder if the family will mind very much?? ;0)

Linda said...

Good for you, you deserve a rest. Your knitting looks great...You are so fast. How long does it take you to do a sweater? It seems like I read your blog, see the pictures and within a few days (not weeks or months like me) you have whipped out a beautiful sweater. How long have you been knitting? Do you ever sleep???
Hugs, Linda

Rudee said...

I love the stitch pattern on this. I vote for a turtleneck collar-but then my neck is always cold. I'm glad you got a little time for yourself.

Ginnie said...

Lovely pattern on the jumper. Hope you get all your decorating finished soon, so you can have a rest!

Knitting Linguist said...

The sweater looks great! Good luck getting back to the painting :)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

hello Jane, Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are a brave lady painting sooo close to Christmas but hey I am sure J will love it. Hugs Judy

Elena said...

Love the pattern og the jumper!
Glad you had a time for knitting!
Love the new color of J's room!

zetor said...

Hope you all have a very Happy Christmas.

Elena said...

Merry Christmas to you and you and your family, Wendy! Hope are doing well!

Patty said...

I'm sorry to be late with this but I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!!