I went for a little shop after work today. Shall I show you what I got ?
|Loving bags with treats in for me !|
|ooooo the suspense|
|Chartreuse Green (My favourite colour) and Grey / red /teal tweed effect.|
I also got to thinking about knitting. I used to knit when I was a kid, but have not owned any knitting needles since I was about 7. A new wool shop has opened in Tiverton, and since it has I have been thinking about going in there for a gander. I went in today after work and decided to purchase some needles and yarn. To make a cowl scarf (or 2 - one green one blue).
Knitting is like the perfect way to stitch, especially if you don't have a dedicated sewing space. Every time I want to sew I have to drag out the machine, cutting mat, sewing box, fabric box, pattern bag etc etc etc. AND then I have to clear the decks for space. Sometimes when I feel crafty I also feel lazy ! I don't want to spend 45 minuted getting set up ! Knitting seems a good way to scratch the crafty itch the lazy (ish) way :-)
I cant wait to get started tonight on the old knitting. There are some really good tutorials on You Tube, and I will share some of these later. I think a scarf is a good 1st project, I think it will be sometime before I can match the skills of Gail, but I will have fun trying !
Weirdly - just looking for Gail's link on my blogroll, loads of my blogroll, actually literally ALL of it is displaying posts about knitting ! Weirdly Karen is talking about blocking and I was only thinking 10 minutes ago that I would like to know what that term meant ! I think there must be knitting in the air today !!!
In other news the kitchen is almost done ! I wish I had taken some before pix, but I didn't. Let me paint a mental picture instead. Hideous old yellow paint, yellowed with age. Tester patches of green paint on walls. Hideous old yellowed units. Collapsed shelving and falling apart base units.
Mr P and I stripped and emptied the kitchen, sugar soaped it to within an inch of its life and then under-coated in white. The ceiling was re-plastered. The new units and floor are now in and all we have to do now is the final paint job. We are pretty pleased with it. Once the painting is done it will need a final spruce up and then it will be finished - YAY !
|Not quite finished so excuse the mess - we are deciding what to keep / chuck|
|New units, floor and worktop all look nice - we are super pleased !|
To celebrate - I made this
Over and out