The last of the tile was set at about 9:30 last night. I did some, too. Those little spacers are evil. I really think that "going postal" and "going tile-setter" are pretty much interchangeable. Enough to drive you to drink! We would have been finished sooner, but there was an emergency run to exchange 2 of the 45 boxes of tile we purchased that were the wrong color! Naturally, the store closest to us didn't have any (because we bought it all!).
Grouting will be done today. Because of all the porous character and charm of this tumbled marble tile, though, we will not be grouting in the usual way -- glopping on the grout, smearing it all over, pushing it into the cracks. Instead, we'll be using a grout bag to fill the cracks, then pushing it into the cracks without smearing too much, and following up with a grout brush to keep some of the character and charm from filling up! The grout bag -- if it had interchangeable tips, we could decorate a cake, too! It looks just like a cake decorator's bag, but more heavy-duty.
How am I ever going to show you Tivoli? It's so red that when I photograph it, it looks like it would burn your retinas just to look at it! I wish I were moving a little faster on it, but as of last night, I finished the armhole stuff and I'm ready to cruise on the body and that's okay -- I like it!
Here's my Williamsro swatch with the olive green Cash Iroha and the Blossom that I found in NYC. What think you? The upper part of the swatch is made with two strands of Blossom and, while I like it by itself, I think it's just too bright with the body of the sweater -- too much of a contrast. For the bottom part, I dropped one of the strands of Blossom and picked up a strand of Cash Iroha. I think it's better, but I'm still not convinced. Here's a shade card that seems pretty true to color. I'm knitting with #6; the pattern calls for #4 and more of a hunter green body, but I'm thinking that I might like it better -- possibly #7. Tell me what you think -- opinions, suggestions are all welcome!