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.




4 comments:

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?

http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com

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.