Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Get a Room!

I bet that got your attention didn't it?

After complaining for two years about how bright our bedroom is at night, we finally decided to do something about it. Last Saturday, we made a trip to Ikea and came home with some pretty dark purple curtains. They are almost the same color as the flowers in the artwork. The curtains are semi-sheer and with the blinds open provide light during the day, but with the blinds closed at night the room is really dark which makes for a better nights sleep.

While we were at Ikea, we found a duvet cover that matched the curtains, so we bought it and a new duvet too. The first thing Steve said when we had it all put together was, "It looks like a grownup's room now." I think it looks great and now the sun doesn't wake me up at 5:00 am!

In other news, I finished my Hey Teach sweater. It was a quick and easy knit. I love the color and the way it turned out. What I don't like about it is the size. It is a little too big and a little short. I should have made a large instead of an extra large. I will definitely be making another one in the near future.

I also finished the blue lacy socks. I like the way they turned out and they didn't take that long to knit either. This is the same yarn that I used for Dad's socks.


Nicole Maki said...

Oh wow! Purple and green are such a serene color combo and beautiful at the same time. I bet you are loving not being woken up by the light.

I love the color of your new sweater. So pretty and the pattern is gorgeous.

The socks are very cool too. MY one pair of knit socks are in constant use ten months of the year. You must have very happy feet ;-)

Lynne said...

great knitting! Don't you just love Ikea. Your room is beautiful.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love your hey teach sweater just lovely:)Hugs Darcy

Marilyn Moore said...

OK, I give up. Why is it called a teach sweater? It is beautifu, by the way. Maybe it would fit me!

Did you do the painting in your bedroom?

Did I tell you I am selling lots of Cathy's Angel cards.