I've always thought that was a bit of a cliche.
Linguine is, as always, being super-helpful. I'm knitting something that is going to be a gift, so I can't show photos, quite yet.
One of these years, I'll find some fabric for our couch, and Ashley will do the upholstery job that I paid her for two years ago. I've been on a money-saving kick of late, and the cost of twelve yards of upholstery fabric is terrifying. So, until then, we have a slightly 'eighties-looking black couch.