Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blue Heaven, Blue Sky

It can be a little hard to concentrate when your nails look like this:


Let me reiterate:


Ahhhhh, so beautiful!  It's Color Club Blue Heaven - hat tip to Pam for turning me on to this collection!  I think I've found my new favorite holographic polishes:  so easy to apply, and works great with regular base- and topcoat!  I do have the aqua base coat, which I use with other holos, but I find it difficult to remove except with pure acetone.  And I'm trying to avoid that.

Here it is with some yarn:


The yarn is Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri in the Agave colorway.  After I discovered this yarn a couple months or so ago, I went a little nuts and bought three balls from a fellow Raveler.  I'm using them to make my second Aura shawl (Kim Hargreaves):


I've also started another Kim Hargreaves project - a sweater - but that one will get a post of its own.  This one is my "side project."  However, it's requiring a little more attention that I'd expected:  because of all the fuzz and fluff, it's very easy to drop a stitch without knowing it, so I have to really look at what I'm doing.   Note that in my lexicon, "side project" translates as "project so simple I don't have to think about it and don't have to look at it while I'm knitting (making it easier for me to watch TV)."  So I think this has become an Actual Project.

Which means I'm not working on it all that much. 

12 comments:

  1. Looks great, Gail! Your nails are getting long! Those colors are all so distracting, but in a good way.

    My in-laws have requested another pair of felted clogs for Christmas as they have worn straight through the soles of their last ones. I quickly remembered that there is a lot of counting involved and if your counts are off, you can quickly end up with wonky slippers. :)

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    1. They are getting long! I've been super careful of them for weeks and it's paying off!

      Are you making those Bev Galeskas clogs? I've been wanting to make those for about 15 years and have never gotten around to it!

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    2. Yes! I made 5 or 6 pairs the first Christmas after I started knitting and my in-laws wore through theirs. So, I'm making them new ones with suede bottoms. They are super fast and very warm! I'd imagine you could get a pair knitted in a few hours as it took me an evening to make one. :)

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    3. It's more a matter of going out and getting the yarn! SO lazy!

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  2. Oh that nail design is so pretty! It is so vibrant and perfect for winter months. I definitely thought that yarn was a ball of roving at first. It is so fluffy and sure to give you wonderful texture. The more actual projects the better!

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    1. I love, love, love holographic nail polish! So mesmerizing!

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  3. super cute nails! It's not too much either. I'm not a big fan of crazy nails but this is okay

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    1. Hehehe - it's not too much . . . until the sun hits it! I do love the crazy though ;-)

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  4. I do love your nails! Every time, Gail.

    Sometimes Easy never ends that way. Oh, it's what keeps us going. ;-)

    Hugs

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  5. It's so cute how you pick festive nail polish too! The color's so festive. That yarn looks so wonderfully soft. The wrap will be a dream in it.

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    1. I do go cookoo for the holographic nail polishes! The wrap will be a dream - once I finish it! The only needles I had in the right size are super slippery, so it's not a joy to work on!

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