I blogged last year about our home renovation projects – we started out with a bamboo wood floor installation, and then did some painting. It’s been a series of projects throughout the months – just one after another. This month’s project (and maybe a bit of next month’s too…) is the big kitchen renovation. At this point, we have no kitchen – it was demolished over the weekend. Cabinets and countertops disassembled (to be donated to Habitat for Humanity) and the floor ripped out too. Plans in the next week include new lighting, painting, floor installation, cabinet installation, and then finally countertops. It is going to be fun when it is all done – in the meantime, we are living on take-out and doing dishes in the bathroom sink!
I will definitely share the before/after photos once we are done with the project.
In order to cope with all the changes around here over the last few months, I found comfort in one of my favorite things: simple stockinette.
Kris’s sweater for 2011 – later than my traditional “anniversary” sweater that I aim to finish the first week of January (when we have our anniversary) – finally done. Several months late. You could say that my timing was off. Since I finished this in mid-March, he got to wear it exactly one day before it was relegated to the “WINTER” side of his closet. It is wool and alpaca, so, I can’t blame him.
The pattern was very straightforward – can’t really be more simple than a crew neck. I really liked the yarn and the texture, and it really bloomed nicely with a blocking.
…and the steps that Kris is so nonchalantly lounging on? Those are 100% his handiwork. After we finished the upstairs portion of the house, he took on the staircase and landing. The old stairs were carpeted and he had to do a lot of “shaving” to cut the foundations to fit well with the wood planks, nosing, and rise. He really did a great job!