Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pink Socks!

I finished a pair of socks today.  I love how they turned out.  The pattern is BFF by Cookie A.

BFF #2

BFF socks on my feet
Yarn: Aslan Trends - Santa Fe - Color #1332
Needles: size 2 dpns

This is my second time knitting these socks.  I finished a darker pair a couple years ago.  I'm working on a scarf right now and then I plan to get back to Frances Pool.

P.S. Everything went fine with the inspection on the house - now we just have wait for the closing next month.  I can't wait!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Under Contract!

We came to an agreement on the house.  So if everything goes okay we'll be homeowners at the end of February!  We're so excited to get moved in - it's not far from here, so the boys will continue to go to the same schools.  That was the most important thing for us when we were looking.  We figured if we couldn't be in Florida then we wanted the boys to keep going to the same schools.  Once everything is finalized I will share some pictures.

To keep my mind off the house, I decided to start Frances Pool.  I really love it so far!

Frances Pool start

Frances Pool
40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar, WDW and GAST threads (1 over 2)

I have another project I'm going to start with my husband soon.  We have an old kitchen table and chairs that we plan to paint black.  I found this blog that has great instructions.  I hope ours come out as nice as her table and chairs did.  It will definitely save a lot of money and I think will look nice in our new house.  I have also been pouring over paint samples.  I'm leaning towards Behr Wheat Bread or Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter for the dining room and kitchen.  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Well, I said I was going to post and stitch more in the New Year and that really hasn't happened.  Things have been kinda stressful around here because we've been house hunting.  We found one that would be perfect for us - it has a great yard for the boys and lots of room inside.  We are negotiating for it right now, so my stomach is in knots!

I have been stitching a little.  I worked on Charlotte Clayton (sorry for the bad picture)...

Charlotte Clayton
40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune, NPI silks

I also got Ruth Bacheler by The Scarlet Letter back out...

photo 1
34 ct. Cafe au Lait Legacy Linen (hand-dyed with coffee and/or tea), DMC threads

I got a new pattern in the mail today too!  It's Frances Pool by With Thy Needle & Thread. 


I was thinking of stitching it on 40 ct. Lt. Examplar.  I think it's such a pretty sampler!

Well, if everything works out with the house, we'll be closing at the end of next month!  It will be here in no time - I have to start thinking about getting everything packed again!