I might be
a lot a little easy to please, but I’m finding it really amusing that the placemat that I’m knitting (see yesterday’s post) looks like this when I set it down:
It’s like a linen tiara or a tiny, linen mountain. I didn’t know it could do tricks. Silly linen. It’s probably a downhill slope to crazy town to start thinking of knitting projects as pets…I should stop…really.
Ahem. My tweedy, cabled cardigan has grown a little too. I’ve knitted the back piece a little past the armhole shaping, and it’s looking good. It’s soft too…and a little fluffy, and warm. Oops…crazy town again…backing away from the sweater.
In lieu of my attitude towards my current knitting projects, it may be a healthy option for me to branch out on the craft projects this weekend. So I’ve decided to undertake a few non-knitting crafts (not to worry; there will still be knitting). I had a bit of a dry, crafting spell after I finished varnishing the bench back in May? June?, but today I suddenly got the urge to change some things in my living room.
I have a very random home decor style (ha…I just called “random” a style). And I usually decorate based on the Whim Principle. That being, I get the whim to make or paint something, so I do. Or, on a whim, I see something I like and have to buy (within my budget, of course).
Well, this current whim is of the “make and paint” variety. So if I have enough time, I’m going to sew one or two couch pillow covers out of these fabrics:
And, I also need to finish a painting project I started this afternoon. (Not painting a painting, but painting the frame of a painting).
I have a big, textured, flower painting I picked up at a thrift store for $10 a couple of years ago.
It’s somewhere around 3ish feet x 2ish feet (.9 meters by .6 meters). It’s a little old-fashioned, but the flowers are gorgeous in person, and in the right light they have a very emanating, glowing nature.
When I bought this, we lived in an apartment with much more natural light in the living room, and it looked good in all the brightness. Our current apartment (let’s call it the dungeon), has a very minimal amount of living room light. It’s a sad place. It’s like somewhere Eeyore might choose to live. So I’m painting the frame. I haven’t chosen what color to paint it yet, but I do have options (and don’t get all cheeky on me and choose “don’t change it at all”…it’s too late for that). It looks like this right now.
Feel free to give other color suggestions if you have any; I’m a little stumped. Just remember to think light or bright.
Well, I’m off to
pet knit some more of my cardigan. Happy Friday!
*husband’s opinion counts the most…seeing as I didn’t ask him before I started painting it.