Monday, August 1, 2016

What Were They Thinking!?

When we moved into this apartment last year, the old tenants didn't have to paint over any walls as part of the agreement.  So, our kitchen is bright red, the bathroom is blue, and the computer room is teal on three walls and striped on the fourth.

That teal is painted on textured wallpaper.

So this weekend we decided to take off the wallpaper.  It was peeling badly in one area anyway.  Apparently we should have left well enough alone, because look at what was painted on underneath.

It's a lot darker in person, and now we need to paint sooner than we realized!

July Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):


Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Quivira Coat, Patons Classic Merino Wool
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
Wee Speedy, Sirdar Peru Naturals


Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Girdle of Melian MKAL, Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox (Frogged - yarn didn't work)
Girdle of Melian MKAL, Bernat Cotton-ish

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces
Cuff-down Vanilla Socks, Patons Kroy Sock Yarn
Morgan, Loops and Threads Woolike


Snowflake Blanket, Red Heart Comfort Solids
Fuss Free Baby Blanket, Red Heart Eco-Ways; Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends (started September - oops!)

Finished Picea!  Love that shawl.  Went to work!  Played Guild Wars 2 every day!  Ok, I always do those last two ....

And so there's this MKAL that I had to do, because my favourite designer's doing it for her latest shawl pattern (Raven Knits), and so I started one, then started another in cotton.  That was last weekend.  I probably shouldn't have marathoned Clue 1 for the second shawl in one day.  My right wrist hurts so badly now that I haven't been able to knit much at all this week!

Okay, so July Goals:  Solve wrist issues and try to keep up with the MKAL on the alpaca shawl.  Or at least only be one clue behind.

Must've injured my wrist really good this time.  Finally knitting more, but only for short periods of time.  I am five clues behind!

August Goals:  Finish Clue 2.