Good grief, I ache and feel twice my age - the rewards from squatting in the bathroom for two days, applying undercoat to woodwork. At 8am this morning I could be found in the decorating section of B&Q, buying a grout removing knife (no girl should be without one) and quite enjoying browsing in the paint aisles. I was in hot pursuit of the perfect neutral shade for the woodwork top coat. It's unbelievable how many shades of not-white there are. Actually I love paint charts and match pots, shade names and all those paint compant websites. I am exactly the kind of customer the whole industry is aimed at. I decided on Desert Wind, but I'm worried that I should have had Mainsail or Lotus Blossom or gone for Hint of Haemorrhoid...
I was just setling down this afternoon, enjoying the sound of yet another torrential downpour, to have a serious browse through the new Rowan magazine when the parcel post arrived with two new books I'd forgotten I had pre-ordered from Amazon.
Simply Shetland and Simply Shetland 2 are both gorgeous books. The designs are mostly lovely, the articles are interesting and the photography and presentation are beautiful.
Beautiful is not a word that comes to mind here though. A proper look at the Rowan magazine confirms the utter ugliness of this item:
but, on the whole the patterns are nicer than the last issue (or maybe 'Flora McDonald meets Eowyn of Rohan' is just more me than 'Tribal' was) and I do love this:
It's Wraparound and I'm adding it to the 'to knit' pile - maybe in just one colour. Actually, I'm tempted to replace Hex, which I was going to do for the AK knitalong, with this as I think I will probably get more wear out of it.