Most of today was spent, predictably, on house selling and house renovation tasks. A meeting with my solicitor. Lots of to-ing and fro-ing with the real estate agents who are selling my apartment. The auction for the sale is this coming Saturday and after lots of people looking, lots of complimentary comments, but no-one expressing interest in buying, there are finally potential buyers who seem significantly more serious. I had yet another meeting with designing Heather about the renovation of the apartment to which I'm moving. We're now up to discussing the design for the inside of the cupboards - isn't that great? Suddenly all sorts of wonderful things are possible - drawers in the kitchen for my pots and pans, space for my ironing board, slide out shallow drawers for shoes in the bedroom, a television within the bedroom wardrobe, big shelves for winter bedding to be stored in summer...the list goes on and on.
And I think we've decided on the contrast colour for the stair landing - a dusty red.
I also managed to get to the Post Office during opening hours to collect a parcel - it was a print copy of 'Ori Ami Knits' by Olga Buraya-Kefelian and Vanessa Yap-Einbund. I'd already received a digital copy of the book, but having a print edition with its high quality paper and beautiful presentation is a different matter altogether. [Coincidentally, Jody also has a post today on her preference for print over digital media for knitting publications]. The Ori Ami patterns are particularly designed for Habu yarns. The introduction begins
Folding. Pleating. Draping. Combining textures. These are the concepts driving this collection.Most of the patterns have simple lines but unexpected detailing. Some of the patterns are by Kirsten Johnstone, an Australian designer whose work I've often admired.
I'm at the stage of browsing and admiring 'Ori Ami Knits'. Maybe when I have less to distract me I'll move on to choosing and constructing.