Good evening friends, and welcome to the end of another weekend. How was it? Did you get to knit? Enjoy the nice weather? Soak up the sun?
Not me. Nope, it was week 2 of painting at casa de Dear this weekend.
Saturday afternoon, after taking the kids to my parents' house (thanks again, Mom and Michel!) and attending our first, weekly Muay Thai class with Phil's brother and his girlfriend (more on that another time), Phil and I headed over to the local paint store (again) and picked up the necessities for phase 2 of the complete makeover of our main floor.
As you can see, the old colour was sort of a medium café au lait brown, which worked well when we had carpet on the main floor. But with the hardwood flooring, we felt that everything was just too, well, brown! Brown floor, brown furniture (most of our furniture is wood), brown walls. We wanted more light and more cheerful colours in general. Enter colour 6160-41, aka Lazuli Bunting, which now covers the main walls of the living room, dining room, back wall and the entire kitchen. What do you think? You likey?
I should point out that the only reason we were able to do any painting this weekend is that the kids spent the night at their grandparents, which enabled us to put the first coat on yesterday afternoon, and the second coat on as soon as we got up this morning. Next weekend we're hoping to put the final colour on in the living room and hallway, as well as re-paint the foyer and stairwell. That should be a HOOT! *Sigh*
Hey! Wanna see something gross? Take a look at the side of my stove when we pulled it out of its alcove to paint the wall behind it!
Can you say Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww??? I guess I'm supposed to pull that out and clean there on a regular basis? 'Cause dudes, that was NASTY.
Another interesting development this weekend was the arrival of our new Boston Terrier, JB (short for Jean-Baptiste, the name he was given by his previous owners).
It's sort of unclear who's adopting whom, at this point. :)
I'd say it's still up in the air as to whether or not we'll be keeping him, but really, that'd be a lie. If the fact that I had to pull JB off Émilie's bed when I put her to bed at 8 PM didn't convince me of his being "Émilie's dog", his sneaking back up there 5 minutes later and settling himself right back on that bed with her pretty much nailed it.
Yeah, so not much knitting got done this weekend. I finished my Landscape Fire socks on Friday night (all weekend, I kept meaning to take a picture in daylight, but always thought "I'll do it later"), so rather than work on my 21 rows tonight, I decided to prepare for my next sock project. After all, I can't be without any knitting on the metro tomorrow morning, now can I?
I'll be knitting Fratello, by Yarnissima, using Dream in Color Smooshy in the Deep Seaflower colourway (drool!). Now, Yarnissima's patterns can't be called brainless by any stretch of the imagination, but I just couldn't face another stockinette sock, you know? I needed something with a little more oomph. I worked the toe while watching the "almost last episode ever!" of Battlestar Galactica tonight, and other than the fact that I can't figure out for the life of me how to properly conceal my stitches when working a short-row toe, I can tell that we're going to be very happy together.
Before you ask Phil, I have no idea who these will ultimately be for. There are destined for the gift pile. So keep your hands OFF.
Happy Knitting Everyone! I'm off to bed.