Kerwyn actually had neighbours stopping by on their way past to compliment him on the colour and how nice it looks now. One woman even asked if he would mind telling him the name of the colour & could she use it too. We are very pleased. Sunday morning I asked Kerwyn to paint the screws - it was driving me crazy to see the silver screw heads - and my sweetie did it with a smile.
Then there is the Yarn Room:
Everything that was in the living room fit in just great! There needs to be some finessing of the arrangements on the yarn shelf so that it's more intuitive and organized. While I did do some sorting, I was more concerned with getting the yarn out of the boxes and into the room. Mission accomplished!! I do have to get one more shelf for my x-stitching and beading things and put the sewing machine in the cabinet, but the basics have been handled. We can now start enjoying the house and what we've done with it.
The lovely Flamingo socks were completed and are seen here sunning in the foliage on the deck. And again (as with the Green Opals) they have knitted up remarkably identical with no deliberate effort. Please don't hate me for this - I'm sure that if I wanted identical socks that I would not be able to do so for love or money.
Here is my new WIP. Not that I had forgotten about it, but 'out of sight, out of mind'. I was so happy to see it during the unpacking that I started it as soon as we had cleared away the dishes & leftovers from our company. Aside - what a great day it was yesterday for lunch & drinks (knitting goes without saying) on the deck!! I am doing it on straights because I don't know how to do intarsia in the round and the pattern makes no special notes to address this. This is also going to be a rare knap-sack/purse as it uses Rowan Polar - now discontinued.
And my friend Ada told us the story of her
Deep calming breath
Thanks for sitting with me - I'm glad we've gotten together finally. Let's not let it be so long next time!