Saturday, 27 December 2008
I was going to show you a beautiful fabric postcard I received from Australia last week, but I have packed it! I finished J's bedroom and moved him back in, and then have packed up the front room in readiness to start here as the boys are away. Safely tucked away is the postcard, so I will have to show you when I have finished.
Amongst all the activity here, I have managed to finish the back of D's jumper and we have decided on a shawl collar. I am almost up to the raglan shaping on the front. Pictures to follow in a later post.
I have managed to catch up on a few blogs, but it is taking a long time to catch up with everyone. I am really looking forward to getting back into a routine and being inspired by everyone.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Thursday, 18 December 2008
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.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
I did manage to summon enough energy together this evening to sew J's jumper together, so there is at least one finished object this month.
I have a ball of yarn left over from this jumper, so I think I may get a couple more balls and do one for D, probably a different pattern. I think that may have to wait until next month.
Friday, 12 December 2008
We have spent the last week stripping wallpaper and then painting the kitchen. After we had already started, J said we should have taken a before photo. Never mind, you get the after photo which is a lot better. The kitchen now looks brighter and in the morning when the sun comes up, it has a real glow.I am really pleased with the cupboards. They had been green with red handles but have now been transformed. They are now latte and with chocolate handles. Even my landlord was impressed, which is a relief.The highlight of the week was this fabric postcard I received from Angela. In all the chaos, it brought a little ray of sunshine into the house. It is a spring meadow, a welcome relief from the grey sky we have at the moment.