Around and around she goes....
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?