Saturday, September 3, 2011

He Paints While She Knits.................

A hundred years ago, my husband was a painter (the house kind). He's one of those types of people that actually enjoy painting. Thank goodness!

The walls in our house were originally painted in 3 colors. The ceiling was an off white, the walls were sort of peachy and all the baseboards, doorjams, doors and window sills were bright white.

So, we decided that a darker shade might look good on some of the walls to tone it all down a bit.

The hardest part was deciding which walls to do and not going overboard. I think it turned out splendidly!

So, while my husband was busy doing all of that, I've been knitting away on these projects for a yarn company that I still can't tell you about!

But, I can show you the sock pattern that I'm still working on for our Etsy and Ravelry stores. I switched yarns and need to finish up the second green one and then type up the pattern.

It's a fancy rib pattern down the leg and foot and I really like such patterns for socks because it adds stretch and conforms to the foot so nicely.

Give me a bit longer and I'll get it up and running as quickly as I can. We'll even do a giveaway soon for the pattern.

Hope your Labor Day weekend is a great one.


Laura said...

It all sounds so exciting. Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. I live outside Joplin Mo and we've been busy with tornado relief efforts.

Do drop into the cottage, won't you?

Gale said...

Love the colors of these socks. And the stitch pattern looks interesting too. :-)

Anke said...

I think it turned out great! Lucky you, a hubby that enjoys painting. Here at our house, I'm the designated painter... ;-)

Heather J said...

Seems a fair disposition of labor.I love the fancy rib pattern! It looks more interesting than stockinette yet not overly involved. Can't wait for it to be available.