Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Colour Blind

...Elmira white, white cloud, stone house, old montreal, delaware putty, chestertown bluff, yukon sky, beacon hill damask, lemon grass, muddy york, cedar key, baby fawn, autumn leaf...I am living in a blur of colour at the moment. We are planning on painting nearly every room in the house we are moving into and the task of choosing all these colours is daunting. I have "fallen in love" with over five different shades of taupe and I am starting to wonder if that means something about my personality. Benjamin Moore is my new best friend. He has great taste, but is sure to leach my pocket of all its loose change.

With paint colours being chosen, a mover hired, and carpet cleaner booked our move is starting to feel very real. In the meantime I am busy making costumes for Halloween. Not as much of a challenge this year which should mean no late nights. I am looking forward to seeing my two beans running wild from house to house.

Has anyone else out there been watching Pushing Daisies (I am hooked)? One of the characters, Emerson, has an unexpected love for knitting.



Did you notice the knitted file holder and kleenex cozy in the photograph? I wish I had a better head for quotes but this week he said something to the effect that daddy needed some new yarn. I heard it, it made me chuckle, then I promptly forgot the quote and kept the sentiment.

Now where was I? Oh yeah, thousand islands, seaspray...

7 comments:

Kristin said...

Many say Benjamin Moore expensive.
I say it is the best paint and has the best colors. DO NOT choose almond bisque, otherwise go to town.

Natalie said...

I think it all starts with the box of crayolas and the requisite grass green and forest green... ...or my favorites, Banana Mania, Asparagus, Caribbean Green, Atomic Tangerine (how a three year old would understand those is beyond me). We get into adulthood and expect our colors to have cool names.

So Much Fun said...

Oh Benny Moore, he two seduced me, only rather than taupe, I chose tickled pink...ahhh, love it! Good luck on all the moving and congratulations Sarah!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Don't you love the colours whose names have no referent in the real world, like 'Old Montreal'--wtf??!

a friend to knit with said...

wouldn't it be fun to do your whole house in chalkboard paint?
just a thought.
oh, i am a ralph lauren lover from home depot....do you have any of that there????

Kaet said...

they all sound good to me...i hope you are enjoying this process and having fun with it! can't wait to see the halloween costumes! fun! (i am at home all week, and made those pumpkin bars...yummy!)

KnitPastis said...

Benjamin Moore sucked me in too! I feel the same way about my love for taupes. You should see me with all my paints out finger painting & mixing on paper trying to create the most perfect color of taupe. I also love grey sage colors. Restoration Hardward has my heart as well.