Sunday, July 09, 2006

I'm Cheating



As it turns out I quite like the colour of the tinted primer. After consulting my cousin, an artist masquerading as a contractor, I decided to forgo the paint and leave the primer on its own. It is a very tranquil purplish blue - the chip I originally chose is called Hydrangea and actually that is what I have now.

The paint I went with is about 2 shades lighter. I did a trial patch that I re-covered with the primer. I am liking this shade a lot.
Perhaps in another few years (or months!) I will feel like going lighter still. Until then I will enjoy this -- and not just because the thought of painting another 2 coats in 5 hrs of sweaty labour made me want to lay down.

Now I am going to bitch - see that lovely view from my window? It used to be incredible. I could see the river and the eagles in winter. I overlooked a meadow. And then the neighbours from hell began building. I am on the 2nd floor. That is the roof of their ginormous garage. Their home is a monstrosity that does not fit in the neighbourhood at all. Seriously. It could BE a community center. Two adults. In a sprawling, empty 6 bedroom, 4 floor home with a 1 1/2 story garage. And they smoke. Outside. Which means they and t heir drunken friends smoke in my room.

The only good thing I can say about them is they are nearly never home. Oh, and I still throw Kira's doo-doo over the hedge - only now it doesn't feel wrong!

PS I resumed work on my Laura Tee - ummm. I couldn't understand how I could be short rowing for the bust already. Uh-yeah. The instructions were work these 2 rows 15 more times. Which would be 32 rows. Not 17.
The only good thing is that I was reading ahead in the pattern so I hadn't begun the short rows yet - or I would be frogging.
Maybe I need a colour coded chart that I can cross off as I complete each section or something simple like that for the math challenged knitter I am.

Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 6:47 PM

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nice! you seriously do very neat work. i'm impressed.

and how unfortunate about the house next door... ugh. just like that subplot in "people with money."

jess / figandplum.com

Posted by Blogger Jessica / Fig & Plum @ 8:25 PM #
 

I love the color!

We painted our living room a deep red last year - God help me if I ever want to change it, I think RR will KILL me. It took five coats of paint!

Doesn't it suck when the McMansion builders move in? The house across from us is for sale. Can't WAIT to see what goes in there. uck.

Posted by Blogger JessaLu @ 10:21 PM #
 
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