We’re 75% unpacked, pretty good I must say. It’s a bit weird to be living in a bigger house after living in apartment for the last 13 years. But our place is so homey and inviting, just gotta finish unpacking and start decorating. I’ve been reading a lot of design and decorating blogs. I am also thinking about decorating the living room with granny squares, a great way to use of those leftover yarn
1. 62, 2. Granny Square Blanket, 3. granny squares, 4. granny madness, 5. blanket for a friend, 6. vertical hexagons, 7. Hexagan Blanket – progress, 8. Flower blankie, 9. WIP Colcha em Crochê, 10. Katie’s Hexagon Afghan, 11. Katie’s Hexagon Afghan, 12. An Afternoon’s Happy Industry, 13. Colourful Granny Squares, 14. IMG_0974, 15. hexagon progress, 16. How to Crochet a Blanket
Why granny squares? I am thinking about down to earth cozy as the theme for my house. Opulence is a big no no, cozy and inviting yes. What could be more inviting that curling up on a couch over granny squares with a good book and fun knitting project.
Other stuffs that have been intriguing my mind
– Lovely e-zine (free) are popping up like mushroom in rainy day. I love Sweet Paul for food & entertaining, Lonny for decorating/design and By Fryd for Scandinavian Lifestyle. How can these people be so talented?
– Love this decorating idea to use certain color throughout the house
– Just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett, I was hooked from the first page. It’s about the struggle for civil rights in the 60s told from three different point of views, Aibileen and Minny, colored women working as maid in white women’s house and Skeeter, a white woman writing about colored women’s experience working for white women
– Just watched To Kill a Mocking Bird. Dude, where have I been? for those of you growing up in the States, this must be a must read in sixth grade or something. Oh well, better than late than never. Gregory Peck is so charming and the story is very beautiful.
– I’ve been looking for tool/software to help me organize photos/images that inspire me and so happy that sfgirlbybay shares such system, the pinboard. To get it, participate in Pin it Forward that Victoria is hosting.
– List of 100 great books to read at Sew Be Do
– 12 free bag and purse tutorials at How About Orange
– BurdaStyle just includes 50+ patterns from Burda Magazine for download at about $5/pattern, not too shabby
While the sewing room is still down, I have been knitting Rosa. I am almost done with the front. Will post pictures later