My two days of rest were exactly what I needed. I worked on my Dowland shawl and even got past the point where I had to frog last time. I’ve only got eight rows left before the bind-off, I believe, and I’m so ready to be done with this one. For some reason, the lace in this last section is giving me so much trouble. I want to get back to the easier lace of my Penny sweater but am just stubborn enough to make myself finish Dowland first.
I also cast on a new sock, as predicted. I pulled out one of my new brightly-colored sock yarn skeins, Orange Jellyfish in Intergalatic Planetary, and cast on for a Vanilla Latte sock. It’s growing quickly.
It’s knitting up differently than I expected but I do love the bright colors. And the dog! 😉
But for now, the knitting is paused again while I resume my painting activities. I’m tackling the dining room now. Yesterday I patched and taped and dusted and sanded and vacuumed and patched and sanded and vacuumed. (There were some pretty serious cracks in the biggest wall.) The husband picked up the paint last night and today I’m ready to do the fun part: getting the paint on the walls! This is the biggest room I’ve done so far; it might take me a few days just for the painting.
Happy Friday, friends. Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!
All of your projects look beautiful! My sister is currently repainting most of her house right now. I’m just grateful we’ve been here less than 2 years, and spent the first 6 months painting !
Thank you! I kind of wish we’d done it when we first moved in, but that was five years ago so by now it would probably be getting dingy anyway!
That’s a fun sock! But the yarn is knitting up differently than I had epxected, too. I think I prefer what it’s doing to if it was pooling, but still. It’s different.
Have fun painting!
That is a fabulous yarn! I booped the doggie’s snoot!!
Haha she loves that!
Your house is beautiful. I keep admiring the woodwork and windows. That sock reminds me of rollerskating for some reason.
Oh thank you. That’s how we keep getting suckered into buying old houses–they have pretty features–and then you overlook the fact that they’re falling down! 😉
Your painting is going so well, and you have a lovely house! Love your new socks, too 🙂
Oh thank you! Maybe I’m just not showing the not-lovely parts! 😉
I would have expected the socks to be a bit more stripey looking at the yarn, but they still look fab as they are!