This is my first time using linen stitch in a pattern. One has to use large needles and it takes about 1/3 more rows to get the amount of fabric as other stitches so it's a bit slow. It looks woven, though, and when you add fluorescent pink to the act, well, it's really gorgeous! Plus it's a way of keeping myself out of trouble. You see folks, this week I taught Juniorette how to paint walls. I also elicited her help in choosing wallpaper. Two of us, partners in crime at Casapinka, could be more than Husband can handle.
I like this one but she just says, "Yuck." It would be for the corner of the kitchen, two walls that come together. It's from Pip Studio but I definitely don't want something that has too much "play." I don't know if a lot of people actually have it or it just makes the blogosphere rounds a lot. It's nice to be a little unique, though, (otherwise I'd just paint them Martha Green and be done with it.)
The need to keep out of trouble stems from Husband coming home the other day to find the foyer wall whitewashed (never mind the wallpaper action in the living room.) Plus, I painted Juniorette's wall another color altogether (at her request) and I'd been saving this marvelous Cath Kidston duvet cover for her (see below) for a time when we got our new house and started doing up her room. I can't stop looking at it! I bought it at the Cath Kidston outlet in Ireland last year and hadn't shown it to her. She was so excited that it's hard to get her out of bed now where she has her nose in a book lounging in her gorgeous roses!
So, although we had a big storm last week, no electricity, followed by Junior who got a 6 day fever and was out of school, and now Juniorette has a fever, and I'm pretty much CEO of LASTNERVE.COM - at least there is a pretty duvet cover to look at.
Referring back to the fluorescent pink knitting, I do think it's odd that not one person commented on my color choice while i was knitting in line waiting to vote this morning. Guaranteed: Had it been a shade of oatmeal or Martha Stewart Green, they'd have been fawning all over me. Principles people, we must remember our principles. Praise versus integrity.