Knitting and Planning
In between all the other things taking place, I was able to finish the pair of mittens I've been knitting! I had a very similar pair when I was growing up that my Mom had knit of blue acrylic yarn. Pretty sure that I wore them out! This pair is knit with a double strand of wool from Brown Sheep Company on size 10 1/2 needles. The pattern is a vintage one that I found here. They are soft and warm and ever so cozy! They still need blocked but I'm wonderfully happy with them even as they are!
Much of my time has been taken up deciding what to do with this kitchen. The old cabinets are outdated metal ones, probably dating back to the time when the house was built in 1941. Covered with layers of paint and inside, layers of yucky contact paper, they leave a lot to be desired! I've got a vision of what it could be. I've been dreaming of kitchens for years, and so when I saw the lovely kitchen at "A Country Farmhouse" that matched my dreams, I bookmarked it and have been an avid follower of Trina for some time. Now that I have a kitchen of my own to redo, I am using her kitchen as a tremendous inspiration!
But even with lovely inspiration, it takes a lot of work to make it happen in a different space. So I've been sketching and making trips to the kitchen designer and reworking ideas, over and over again!
But I think I finally have the basics right and now it's just a matter of small tweaking, getting the right cabinets and fixtures chosen and finding the right contractor to do the job. My sketches make the space look much bigger than it really is and all the walls are not shown. I find it helps me to work out the space by drawing it out like this. I love the open feeling it will have and the more European look of it. All in white with wood counters and a wood floor (which we think is lurking underneath the tile!)
On top of all of this, I'm still job hunting (with another interview scheduled for tomorrow!) and preparing to move in a just a couple of weeks! Plus getting contractors scheduled to do things on the house in the meantime! Needless to say, things are BUSY here but it is also very exciting to see it all coming together! So much to be thankful for right now!