Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yellow and Green

Today is a rest day for the Tour de France riders but there is no rest for the family Squid for we have walls to paint and floors to uncover.

But first ... look, I do still knit. Undulating Rib Socks from Favorite Socks. Size -- roughly 8. Yarn, Treking XXL sent to me by, I think, KnittyOtter. (The socks are actually quite a bit more purple then they appear and are only baggy because they are being modeled on Squidette's size 7's.)

Silk Scarf. I can't find the pattern information right now but it was from the Knitting Pattern A Day 2005 calendar. Yarn: Homespun on my Minstrel and then Navajo plied on my Journey Wheel. Blocked with my new blocking wires.
And our walls! Thanks, Dave!
Trim, doors and touch-up still have to be done -- as well as one or two special, uniquely squid touches to be added. Sorry for the blurriness, my walls are actually quite sharp. My knees are killing me. While the upper wall was a pain to paint because I had to keep climbing the step ladder to do the cutting in, the bottom half had me crouching / kneeling for the entire stretch -- and there is much more wall then I am showing -- and it all needed 2 coats. Thursday or Friday will see the end of this project and we will order a rug in the next few days. Thank you to all who helped us with your input but especially Dave!


Penny said...

oh it all looks so wonderful! the silk scarf is very very pretty.

Ann said...

I love the silk scarf it is simply spectacular! You are the queen of socks, to be sure.

Dave Daniels said...

I'm finally getting the knack of the Navajo plying! I had some left over singles this past weekend, and decided to just give it a SLOW go. That was the trick: slow. And it really worked.
The room is looking great! And you can rest the bikes against the lower parts and not worry too much about marks and scrapes.

Dave Daniels said...

Oh, and the scarf looks beautiful!

Susan said...

Y'all did a great job on the painting! It looks wonderful!

But that scarf just takes my breath away. The lace itself is wonderful but all those colors moving through it. Whew. Incredible!

Cookie said...

Ya'll are doing a wonderful job over there!

Love that scarf! Where/who did you get the blocking wires from?

Kristen said...

Cute socks to match your vest, and the scarf is WOW!

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Your walls look great and so does your silk scarf! :-)

How does the Tour de France go? I have not been following it this year...

I sometimes watch for country sighting, when I feel too home sick... :-)

PS: to answer your question about the flowering tea, so far _ I have only tried a few samples - I like white tea called "Flower Jewel" the best. It is the one I have posted about in my blog.