Don't be fooled, we are in the midst of chaos here, but sometimes my camera directs my eye to the things that I (and perhaps you?) really need to see.
I plonked a bundle of fresh cut willow stems in that vase a few days ago, meaning to add some daffs but managing only to forget all about it. Now I'm rather glad I left them to fly solo. And the colours epitomise the look I want for my new studio, which is edging ever closer toward completion ... that's with the emphasis on 'edging', you understand! White, grey and brown ... very knitsofacto, but I shall need an accent colour methinks. Any thoughts on that?
The walls and ceiling have been painted white - I'm still undecided about a blackboard wall and can always add one later - and three of the ubiquitous Billy bookcases, stained a deep black-brown, have been installed. I have a white table, and a rug, and so far not much else except long lists of 'things still needing to be done' and 'things still needing to be bought'.
I did wonder if buying most of the furnishings new was rather letting the side down, but exquisite vintage finds of the kind I see on other blogs are really rather hard to come by in North Wales. And with my mother still far from well - thank you so much for all the good wishes you sent her way - I just wanted to get on with the job, so I've raided my piggy bank rather than the local brocantes. I know you're hoping to see for yourselves what all the fuss is about, and images will be forthcoming, I promise, but not while the whole of the upstairs is an unsightly muddle of tools and cardboard boxes. It's a nightmare actually, I can't get at anything, and that includes my knitting needles! Roll on the weekend, when hopefully I can start stowing things away.
Linking with Lou's 'Nature in the Home' at Little Green Shed.
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In other news, having declared just the other day that I would resist disabling the anonymous comment option for as long as possible, a further glitch in Blogger's spam filter has finally forced me to most reluctantly do what I've been advising others to do for ages. Never fear though, if you've previously commented anonymously you can still join the conversation using an Open ID, something most of us have without knowing it. Or you can email me your comment and I will post it to the blog on your behalf. My apologies to all those affected, but it was that or continue to have some most unsavoury material posted ... Mr Anonymous has a vile potty mouth.
I've also changed the post footer below to make it easy for folk to subscribe to knitsofacto independently of the soon to be axed Google Reader.
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