Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Transformations

For several days I've watched as our house is transformed from the 60's to the 70's. Even with modern furnishings there are aspects of a house that date it. For the first time in over a decade our house is bathed in color. I feel like I've opened a box of Crayola crayons and poured them into each room. Every room in the house was painted white or off-white during the time I was no longer living at home which was about 20 years ago. They remained that way until this past weekend with the exception of my room which I painted purple a few years back.

When everything is finished the only remaining visible remaints will be the tiles on the bathroom walls and the floor in the 1/2 bath. It's like living in a new house all over again. We've been told that everything will be finished by Thanksgiving (I seriously doubt that). Other plans have been made and more than likely we will spend that weekend moving back in.

I've finished the second Molly bolero. Rosedale is knitting up in some nice muted tones and probably won't have the same effect as the one in Knitty, but I'm pleased. Soon I'll start the Noni Evening Bag with Purple Camellias, except mine won't be purple and another Noro Kureyon Fair Isle type felted bag. I'm also waiting on some Cascade Pastaza to arrive for the Log Cabin Socks in Handknit Holidays. A Xmas present of course, this one for brother the youngest to wear around the house.

XRX has a new lace knitting book out "Victorian Lace Today" by Jane Sowerby. It is a beautiful coffee table style book. I'm hoping that it isn't as error ridden as a significant number of their other publications have been since I purchased it this weekend. More details to come as I will soon be casting on a project out of this one.

3 comments:

Donna said...

I'm so happy for you with the house updates and an end in sight.

Pastaza socks, eh? Those sound yummy. I have that book and some of that yarn in the stash....

Donald said...

That new lace book looks interesting. I looked at the preview of the book at the link you provided. I really liked the white, capelet-type, shawl shown on page 113. It looks like a variation of feather and fan. The other projects shown in the preview look great, too. I hope for your sake that there are few errors in this book. I think that publishing a lace pattern book with errors is unforgiveable. Good luck, I can't wait to see what you cast on from this new lace book.

gail said...

Good luck with whatever you choose from the Victorian Lace book. The pictures are so great, I really hope it goes well. I'm looking for an excuse to buy another lace book!