Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Around and around she goes....

Has it been that long since I last posted?? Good grief. I have been knitting in circles...literally.

Socks for soldiers almost completed. Around and around and around....these things are huge! I can knit in spare moments with no thinking, so it actually goes pretty fast once I am knitting. I don't seem to be doing so much of that lately. The season is about to crank up and there are plenty of things to be done....like practice? Hmmm. And finish the kitchen??? Oh yeah, the kitchen. I am starting the color washing today and I really like the effect. I almost decided to leave the light yellow just out of pure laziness, but decided to get my a#$ is gear. Here is the beginning.

We used a textured paint in a light yellow base and then knocked it down with a trowel. I have mixed 2 parts sienna and 1 part maize glaze with 1 part clear glaze and applied it in small areas. After it dried slightly I ragged off where I thought appropriate. Now do you see why I was procrastinating? So many steps. So much mess. But totally worth the effort. One pic is with flash and one without. I think the darker is actually closer to the real deal. I am going to find an iron chandelier and some iron wall sconces to go in there as well.

And the ever lovely Season of Darkness and Winter Light sleeve # 2! I love this patttern. Love, love, love.

Something is winging its way across the pond right now to me. Anyone care to venture a little guess?


Blogger Marina said...

I've got a one track mind ... yarn! You want me to be more specific? A VY kit!

The wall looks great! Guess the wallpaper in my kitchen and stairwell is staying. Too much work ;-)

15/8/06 12:05  
Blogger Brigitte said...

I'm with Marina - a VY kit!


16/8/06 04:59  
Blogger Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Hey Sharon- Oh, heck, I'll play along- it's something to do with Fair Isle- VY something or other?

16/8/06 13:17  
Blogger Marji said...

consensus is something from VY - need more of a hint though. love the kitchen walls. And your season pc is coming along beautifully.

17/8/06 04:01  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Love the title! but you knew I would ;-)

I would join the socks for soldiers thing but knitting those navy blue socks has proved to me that I can't do black for anything. Just can't see well enough.

Really admire what you're doing.

And SDWL is awesome!

Let me guess ... you're getting Donegal from VY.

17/8/06 06:48  
Blogger Carrie K said...

A VY kit. but which one?

Your walls look great. Want to come and do mine?

Sleeves! Awesome.

17/8/06 11:30  
Blogger Jeanette said...

I love the colors you are using for Seasons. The second sleeve is looking good. I can't wait to see the finished sweater. Any idea what the front looks like?

24/8/06 05:01  

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