Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oh how times have changed...

Once upon a time, this was my bedroom... and not too long ago either...
Did you notice the broken piece of wooden furniture? That is a Korean Rice Chest.. made out of solid wood- almost 2 inches thick... and yet, somehow it got the front busted out in my move back to Korea.

However, there has been a slight change... called: GETTING READY (ok, trying to get ready) to move... and as a result...
This is the same area... and slightly out of focus... to protect the viewer from excessive trauma and sensory overload.

Now, remember... if you ever feel like your bedroom is a mess... just come back and look at these photos and take a break... relax, read, knit, watch a movie.. because... your mess doesn't look as bad as this does! ;D lol

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And this is my antique cast iron bed. It used to be this color:

But, I asked a friend in the states to send me some black spray paint and those big plastic sheets that you put down when painting... now, I do realize that usually one should do 'spray painting' outside... but, not possible when one lives in a high rise apartment building- we don't really have a 'yard area' and I know for a fact that dragging my bed down the elevator, to the park areas, or stone walkways and then start shaking that spray paint can... would not have been OK to do!

How well did this 'indoor spray paint adventure' work? Let's just say: It's a good thing that I had put the plastic sheeting down everywhere otherwise, there would have been the same 'black mist' of paint all over the white walls (wall paper-ed mind you) and the off white floors... I looked like one of those chimney sweeps from England with the black soot all over me.

I think that it looks a lot better now... the soft peach color that it was painted was purchased, years ago, to match a color in one of my grandmother's antique quilts that I used as a bedspread. I made a dust ruffle and bought the bedspread here in Korea. And, by the way, is it always called a bedspread? Duvet? A bed covering? A quilt was a much more 'all purpose' word for bed covering.

Here is the knitting project that I've been working on for a few weeks- and of course haven't worked on it recently either. This is a wool yarn that I found that changes color for you... soft and a constant surprise as you knit it up.

I only need to make a few more squares and sew them all together. I had purchased enough of the navy blue yarn to knit a border between all the squares and on the outside. I'm not sure if I'll still do that or not and if I don't - I'll have to knit a few more squares to make it longer to use on the couch.

So, what do you think looks best? Knit more squares and keep it as it is... just sewn together... or knit a navy border between the squares and an edging in Navy too?


Anonymous said...

The afghan will look nice when you are done.

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

Thank you... I'm going to mail it to Germany- so, that I can work on 'putting it together' while in the hotel awaiting a place to live.

Just not any time to work on it now. :*(

susanc said...

Your messy room doesn't look that bad - I've seen worse! I love how your log cabin afghan is coming along - you've gotten a lot done. It will look nice put together. It's hard to visualize it with the blue in-between the squares, but either way it would like really nice.

Have a great weekend!

elizabeth said...

that is a beautiful afghan
I dont think that you should add a navy border
It looks beautiful just the way it is. It reminds me of the patchwork baby blanket that I knit in squares.
I found your blog via KH, which I am also a member of (I am Lizard Knits)
I would be interested in a knitting related prize, as I am an avid knitter (when Im not busy doing paperwork or classwork or other school related stuff)

rscanlon said...

I love your log cabin. Now I want to start mine. I bought the silky wool, but have been afraid to begin. I'm a new knitter and there are things I don't understand about the pattern.

If you're still looking for a visitor from Hawaii, you've got one now!

Alyce said...

I think your afghan is beautiful and IMHO the navy in between the squares and around would be gorgeous.

hodgepodgespv said...

i don't care what you do with it as long as you post it in completion!

i'm excited about your move! ah, to be able to get real gummy bears!! wait til you try much better!