Friday, 16 April 2010

oh dear.....

...we've had a bit of a disaster in the sitting room! I should explain we live in a large old house which we have been renovating for the last seven years. The sitting room was finished last year but on Tuesday morning my husband noticed the plaster was 'blowing' in places. He then had a closer look and half the plaster on the wall fell off! Arghhhhh! Thankfully our plasterer only lives around the corner so is able to fix it reasonably quickly but it means I've been spending all my time knee deep in rubble and pva stuff and the whole room is out of action waiting to be replastered and painted. What a nuisance! This is what it looks like at the moment.....

The kids are also unimpressed as Cbeebies is off for a while and so today we went to the zoo. We had such a lovely time.

This evening after all the stuff that needs to be done I will be getting on with knitting my cardigan.... far so good with this pattern. I love this Kim Hargreaves book its got some really nice patterns in it. I was planning to knit the Jane Richmond jumper but after three failed attempts to get it started (I'm obviously not getting it) I've put it to one side. Anyway I'm knitting my cardigan in one of the Sublime wools. I will post a photo of it once its finished.

Also bought the new Amy Butler Midwest knitting book and some of her wool in a fabulous geranium colour. Not sure what this will turn into but I just couldn't leave it on the shelf - I had to have it!


  1. Not good on the plaster front but can't help noticing a rather splendid view from the window - proper green fields, lovely!

    I am so inspired by your knitting (I love that pattern) I have optimistically bought a knitting book and ordered some wool, I will, of course, be attempting a super novice no-idea-what-I'm-doing item but I am quite excited to at least try. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Thanks for your comment Beth. Good luck with the knitting project and don't forget to show us your progress - I don't know how you find the time. I've just been reading The Rock Cottage blog - I'm SUPER impressed. We're about to invest in a polytunnel and fruit cage so I will be checking your blog regularly for tips!

  3. Renovating is not for sissies, that's for sure! I hope your home settles down soon and the problem is only a small one. Kim :)

  4. I just bought a cardigan in that colour wool. It looks beautiful and soft.

    Could you please send me your details for the apron swap. Just reply to this email if you like. Thanks, Sarah