A Cautionary Tale

The May long weekend is here. Does it take you away from knitting and guide your thinking toward your home and surrounds? Maybe the weekend urges you to do a little outside work in the garden or to look at long neglected tasks that could be done now that it’s spring.

I decided to paint my front door. It’s time. Off we went to the paint store to choose colours. That’s lots of fun right there. All those paint chips. How about this colour? Or wait, what about that one?

I got right to it, sanded the door and put on the first coat. Then rewarded myself with some knitting because, hey, I deserved it. And what did I find? It seems that I didn’t leave my knitting behind even when thinking about painting.


Have I mentioned that I love this burnt orange colour of Mineville DK? Just love, love, love it. And I’m going to love my new door colour once it’s got a couple more coats of paint on it.


Learn from my story. Check what you are knitting before you choose colours for your home!!

Do you have a story too? Put it in the comments. I’d love to know I’m not the only one.


Deb Gemmell’s Any Gauge patterns on ravelry

Cabin Fever patterns on ravelry.



Author: debgemmellmods

I'm a Knitter. The capital K means every day, everywhere. I'm co-owner of Cabin Fever with my sister Lyn. We have published over 100 patterns and 11 books. I'm also working on a new set of patterns for Any Gauge knitting. Dive into your stash and cast on for a Top Down sweater that fits, or an accessory to use up those odd balls of yarn.

8 thoughts on “A Cautionary Tale”

  1. Your a funy Gal, if you love it then it was ment to be. I am just trying to make my wrap in the short rows look normal when I pick up the wrap knitting back across the row. So far I am, trying the normal way (English) then German, next Japanese ways to see what style I prefer. I am knitting a potato chip scarf pattern. have a great day painting Deb! Enjoy!

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  2. Hi Deb……..love the colour of the sweater you are knitting. Is that a V-neck gauge free one you are trying out? I had asked you about a V-neck at our KHNG meeting back in March……..Jackie

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  3. You are so right Deb. We are influenced by colour every day, by our clothes, our surroundings in our homes, the linens, our cars, etc. I feel sorry for those that want plain white kitchens, and black or grey vehicles, how unexciting.
    Colours affect our moods and what better way to create some happiness by wearing the colours that excite the senses. And better yet to be able to knit your own clothing and accessories, a boost for ones self esteem. The process of the soft coloured yarn running through your fingers is a delight for the senses. I love to knit and share the idea that knitting is comforting and good for the soul. I think they should teach knitting in school as a mandatory skill. I feel so lucky that my mother taught me to knit.

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