Where does the time go? Everyone has gone back to school today–all the kids have been home since Wednesday. It was an enjoyable break. Everyone got along pretty nicely. Owen only threw up the once. Life was good. Lots of bike riding.
Hardwood floors have been ordered. Thank you Lowe’s for the best price and nicest customer service. Painting has commenced. Ugh. I don’t know where to start. I let Kevin have the final say on colors. Yucky!! I admit, it looked nice on Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Viewer but an orange ceiling can never be good. Kevin chose a much darker and richer orange but the guy at the paint store refused to sell it to me. So I toned it down. And the painter toned it way down to white. We also let kids choose their own colors. Gracie chose a lovely blue–Spring Rain. Owen was not particularly cooperative in the choosing of colors. So Kevin chose for him. And Cam. Oh Cam. Cam went right to the top of the paint chip and picked the darkest green he could find. Clover Green. What the heck was I thinking??
My mom finished her Diamond Fantasy Shawl in Claudia’s Handpainted fingering that she got at Granny’s. We blocked it on Easter. She insists I must knit one as the pattern is so easily memorized. But I am currently working on a baby blanket for Kevin’s newly born nephew. I am basing it on Debbie Abrahams 100 Afghan Squares to Knit. Obviously, $418 for Rowan’s Denim is not going to work so I am using Saucy. Oooh…I forgot how much my hands dislike cotton. But it is looking cute.
Last, my mom suggested I share her hideous potholders. I should save them for another day. Blog fodder and all… but here they are! Kindly gifted to her by Mary Walker Phillips. Knit with Crystal Palace’s discontinued Big Georgia, well used and over 12 years old!