Monday, October 27, 2008

Chocolate and Presents

I have been meaning to redecorate the hall and landing for some time now, and we have been living with tester pot patches all over the walls, but just couldn't decide on one we liked.

This weekend, Lily is in Iceland for 4 days on a school trip (having an amazing time) and so we decided to go for it and make a decision and decorate on Sunday. We stared at the patches for ages and still couldn't decide. Then we thought. Fuck it.....let's just decide on one and paint it and if we don't like it, we'll paint over it.

Well, as you know, chocolate is important in my life. How apt, then, when the colour we decided on is called Malt Chocolate!!!!!! It's a good omen. We painted the first wall. I loved it and Rob wasn't sure, so we kept going. We fell in and out of love with it a million times throughout the 6 hours it took to do 2 coats and now we are LOVING it!!!! Rob thinks it looks sophisticated. I think it looks clean...

See for yourself.

Funnily enough, it kind of goes with Breezy, which is really growing now.

I am loving this too. The pattern is a feather like effect

It's knitted from both sides and then joined in the middle. I shall stand next to my new walls in it and be co ordinating!!!

I haven''t showed you yet the lovely final package that I received from my SP.

How cool is all of that? Debbie Bliss is my most favourite, and that other yarn I have never seen before It is Araucania yarn, hand dyed in Chile. Isn't it beautiful? I think, just asking to be made into a neck warmer. She also sent me some knit picks tips and cords, my first ever!!!! Thank you so much, Pretty In Purple!!! And I love your purple theme for this package.

We have our exchange student, Emily, coming from New Jersey next Saturday for 2 weeks. Great excitement in our house about that at the moment!!!! I should clear up the house really! Lisa from First4Yarns tells me they are hoping my cascade 220 will come in this week, so I'm hoping to get started on my Babette (ravelry link) imminently!!!

Tomorrow I am making chocolate brownies for my Halloween themed weight watchers meetings this week!!!! They are delicious and only 2 points a square. I'll take a picture of them, let me know if you want the recipe!!!!

Hopefully I am a little more back to normal now and shall be back sooner rather than later as has become the norm!!


RooKnits said...

Brownies that are 2 points a square? Please please please can I have the recipe?
I'm really looking forward to seeing you get started on Babette.

Jenni said...

I really like the paint color - it does look clean and simple! Love it :) I'm the worst when it comes to picking out paint.

Lin said...

What a great colour! My new white walls are a little too white and show up the ceiling which I should have painted too!

cpurl17 said...

Oh, do share the recipe!

The hall looks great. When I moved in my house I had one wall covered with patches. You wouldn't think it would be that difficult to choose a basic color but it did help to see it in day ligh, night light, etc..

Girl Kae said...

love the colour on the walls :)
and what a great SP package!

tiennie said...

I really do love the paint color. It does look sophisticated.