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Monday, 10 August 2009

Still on my summer vacation

I have been on my summer vacation for three weeks now and I haven't been blogging much. One week left before I have to go to work again. I have been knitting and cross stitching. A couple of secret projects and a cap for my husband. I think the thought of the autumn has it's affect since I've taken my knitting needles out again. The cap is the "Skull Cap" from the book Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch. I used the same yarn as in the book, Dalegarn's Baby Ull (100% wool). I am not entirely satisfied with the decreasing in the end but my husband likes the cap so I try not to be bothered about it. :) The man in the pictures is my dear husband.

Closer look on the details.

Our renovation has been ready for a long while and here are finally some pictures. Here my father is putting up the wallpapers in our hallway.

This is how the bedroom looked like after the old wallpaper was removed.

This is how the hallway looks now. We still have to hang the painting (painted by my husband's twin brother).

And this is how the bedroom looked right after we got it done. We still need to put the curtain rod and the curtains on. I ordered new curtains and I hope they arrive soon. I also bought some of the same fabric and I'll sew some pillows from it to put on the bed.

I am quite pleased with the end result. :)


Chrizette said...

I just love the beanie (little cap - is it called a beanie outside of SA?) It is one I would wear myself. Well done!

Srinity said...

I guess it can be called a beanie. Sometimes I have trouble finding the right words in English. In Finnish we call it a "pipo". :)

MarchAnn58 said...

I really like the cap, you did a wonderful job. I have crocheted a few caps but knitting is beyond me.

Gaynor said...

I love the son's would love to have one with skulls on...very cool.
Lovely decorating too ;-)

Micki said...

The beanie is wonderful! You did a wonderful job on the room too!

Michelle said...

The skull cap is so cool - great job! Glad to see everything is coming along so nicely at your home.

Cindy F. said...

Sari!! I love the skull cap! You really did a beautiful job on it!! and it looks perfect on your dh!!

Congrats on getting the beautiful wallpaper up! You guys did a great job!

Anonymous said...

The skull cap is adorable. :-)

Isn't it nice to have a Dad that can do things around the house. My dad did all of our plumbing work. Boy, we sure appreciated that!

Anonymous said...

Sari--the hat is fantastic! Love the detailing, esp. the skulls--how appropriate! My 6-yr. old is all about skulls at the moment; it's cracking me up. He wants them on everything. Great work.


Michiko said...

Sari, The skull cap is so cute!! Very well done!! And the wallpapers look beautiful!!
Please take some pictures of the curtains and the pillows, and show us them. I would like to see them.