My fingernails are painted the most beautiful shade of candy-apple red. This colour is my latest addiction, which I discovered while trying to finish Sonja’s scarf in time for my self-imposed April 1st deadline. I was getting tired of that scarf, all 88 inches of it, and wanted to stop before I was done. Those last few inches were becoming annoyingly tedious, and then I solved my problem by painting my nails. They matched the scarf beautifully!
Would I knit Hazelhurst again? No. No, not for anything. I didn’t mind the knitting of it for the fact that it was a simple, repetitive stitch pattern, but…it was in sock yarn on an eight inch long circular needle. Eight inches from one tip of the needle to the other…in the round…for eight feet. It would twist, as I was knitting, rolling around itself, as it got longer and longer, and I would stop every few pattern repeats to untwist and fold, untwist and fold. The finishing, which involved grafting the two ends together with kitchener stitch, was nothing short of nerve wracking with the slippery metal needles. It was a project that was worth the knit, because it is very, very pretty; and I was so very, very glad to have finished it!
Do I have a photo? No, because I was busy doing a happy dance when she came downstairs wearing it this morning!