Saturday, April 30, 2011

Couch arrived today

My couch arrived nice and early this morning.  I was so happy that they came early so I was able to join the ladies at knitting this morning.  The couch fits perfectly in the room.  I'm glad that I decided to go a neutral color instead of the red that I originally wanted.  I don't like the pillows that came with it, but I was planning on making ones anyway.

After knitting, K-Ro and I went to Calico Corners and Boca Bargoons to look at decorator fabric.  She wanted fabric to make a curtain and I wanted to look at fabrics for curtains also for my new room.  I saw one that I really liked.  It was available in a floral and stripe, but I think the color would end up being to bright and busy for the room. 



Then, I saw this fabric that I thought would work great.  It brings in the red accent that I want, but still stays a bit neutral.  I just might have to go back and get it.


Now, maybe I can entice DH to build the bookcases this weekend!!! Fingers crossed!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Paint is done, floors are in...

...just waiting for the new couch and bookcases.

Love the room!!! I can't wait to get it finished.  I just want to spend hours going through my yarn and fabric, getting everything organized and put away so I can keep creating.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 1 of the floor install

Today the install started on my floor!!!  We would have had at least all of the floor installed today, but we had a mid-day interruption as Jay, my floor guy, had to go rescue his wife off the highway.

I'm very happy with how the floors are turning out so far.

Jay will be back tomorrow to finish up.  The last of the floor will be installed as well as my new baseboards.  I went out tonight and bought new closet doors to be installed tomorrow.  When everything is done I'll be back in the room doing the last bit of painting on the trim and doors.

I was able to get quite a bit of knitting done today on my Trinity Shawlette.  I'm making it as part of a KAL with a group on Ravelry.  I'm using Malabrigo Lace in the color Jewel Blue - it's very pretty.  I'm getting close to the end and am starting to sweat it that I may run out of yarn.  Last time I weighed it I had four rows of the repeat left and the ten row border and only 11 grams of yarn.  Fingers crossed.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FSU Baby Knits (and crochet)

My oldest niece is expecting her first baby this May/June.  I decided to make her a few homemade items.  When I started the projects, we didn't know yet if she was having a boy or a girl.  I knew I needed to allow myself enough time to make everything and couldn't wait to find out the results.  Since my niece graduated from Florida State University (FSU) I decided to go that route.  I also knew it would irk my BIL since he is a University of Florida fan.

I researched baby blankets and just couldn't find anything that jumped out at me so I pulled out my handy crochet stitch dictionary and came up with one on my own.  When the blanket was done I also made a cute pair of booties and a matching hat.

FSU Baby Blanket
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in grain heather and garnet heather
Hook: 4mm (G)

FSU Baby Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in grain heather and garnet heather
Needle: size 6 (4mm)
Pattern: Baby Basic Hat by Donna Higgins

FSU Baby Booties

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in grain heather and garnet heather
Needle: size 6 (4mm)
Pattern: Baby Booties by Aneeta Patel