Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I love sunshine!

It's really cold out there but the sun is shining so I'm happy.

I spent most of Sunday and Monday putting the dining room back together. It's looking pretty good.

We ordered an area rug and curtains Sunday. The curtains are on their way but the rug will take up to two weeks. We've been using the table and chairs but are very careful how we move the chairs across the floor.

It's really nice to have the living room back in order, too. I still have a couple piles of yarn to sort and put away but it doesn't look like a used furniture store anymore.

Here's a shot of the old dining room colors. They looked nice once but not any longer. It was definitely time for an update.

My Knitting 4 Children group was having a knitting blitz this weekend to see if we could get the donation numbers up. I fully intended to get some major bootie knitting done but this is all I accomplished

Dining room stuff took precedence. I will continue working on getting more booties done, though. The green booties are made from Patons Astra. The pastel ones are made from Cascade Kaleidoscope D.K. I love this yarn! It's 55% nylon, 45% acrylic and soooo soft. The new LYS I need to write about carries it. I'm going to buy more of this for my charity knitting. A skein of 190 yards is $3.70. I should be able to get at least 2 pairs of booties from one skein.

The new LYS I keep mentioning is The Pincushion Patch in Little Falls. It's located on the second floor of the Antiques Center on Canal Place. The official address is Shops @ 25 West, 2nd floor in the Antique Center, 25 West Mill Street, Little Falls, NY. I don't have time to go into much detail right now but if you are in the vicinity, stop in. There is Cascade 220, Cascade 128, Patons Classic Merino, Lopi, Berella 4 and more. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week.

I have to run. Tuesday starts my work week and I need to get moving so I can get there.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

New furniture!

This is a quick post for now and I hope to do a longer one in the next day or so.

One of the reasons for my not posting lately is that we've been redecorating the dining room. Today the new dining table and chairs were delivered. Aren't they pretty?

The new wall color is New Fern with Oxford Cloth trim. The chandelier is also new. Tonight after dinner we are going out to find an area rug so the chairs don't scratch the hardwood floors that Scott worked so hard to refinish. I'd also like to find curtains and maybe placemats.

The red bowl in the center of the table is the accent color that I want to do in this room.

If anyone is interested in the living room makeover that we did last year, check the archives for February and March of 2005. Each winter we pick a room and redo it. Next year the two bedrooms upstairs take their turn.

I didn't finish the baby afghan before the shower last week. So I quickly made up a pair of baby socks to go with the gift I bought. I used Paton's Astra and the Yankee Knitter "Classic Socks" pattern. I thought they came out quite well. Especially since this is the second time I've done the Kitchener stitch. I can see more socks in my knitting future but not on metal needles! My fingers were sore when I was done.

I'll have more dining room pictures to post in the next week or so as we get it put back together. I can't wait to get all the extra furniture out of the living room!

I also have a new LYS to report on and a knitting class that I took. So much to write!!