Saturday, March 15, 2008

Decorating and Knitting

I had a manicure/pedicure today in the city and had lunch with my parents and went antiquing. I found two prints (which my mom has because she is going to spray them with archival solution) and this awesome chair:

It is very comfortable and is in good condition and goes perfectly with my E.M. Forster collection:
I think it will go especially well with the curtains that are currently in our bedroom our new (well, new-to-us) sofa, and these Fragonard prints that I want to have printed on canvas from
Young Girl Reading, 1776 by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Young Girl Reading, 1776

The Study, or the Song, circa 1769  by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Study, or the Song, circa 1769

I'm spending my free time reading about interior design so I'll be ready to attack our apartment when we move to Wichita. Colefax & Fowler and Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses are required reading.

On to knitting--
Thankfully, my first gauge swatch matched the gauge given for the gloves I'm currently knitting. Woohoo!
Above: Rows knit while watching three episodes of Miami Vice (I also knit while watching Magnum P.I. and Dallas.)
Below: Close-up of beginnings of lace panel
I took the photos of my knitting yesterday morning. I have a little more now because Erika came over yesterday afternoon and made chocolate chip cookies with me which we ate while watching the '95 BBC Pride and Prejudice and while knitting. Erika also brought me this lovely matted print of Berthe Morisot's Woman at Her Toilette from the Art Institute of Chicago. Thanks Erika!


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  2. Oh, love the chair. It is everything a chair should be. What a fantastic find. Love the Annie Modesitt book, looking forward to seeing your gloves.

    Ruby x

  3. I love this print. We have this in our bedroom. The colors and her body language just relax me.



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