Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Penultimate Nubar

Here is Purple Aster:

Nubar Purple Aster
Spring Garden Collection, 2011

I actually really like this one.  It applied much easier than some of the other colors for me.  This is two coats; nice and opaque, no bald spots.  The brush was just right, not too floppy.  Win!

You're seeing it next to a ball of Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb in Morel.  This is a really lovely lace weight yarn, soft and springy.

I have a funny quirk . . .  sometimes, the nail color I'm wearing will influence what I want to knit.  Don't these two colors go together nicely?  I love to look down at my knitting and see beautifully polished nails in a color that goes well with it.  The pastel shades in this collection go so nicely with this shawl I started as a travel project in September, so I dug it out and started working on it again.  Here's another look:

Meandering Vines Shawl

It ended up not being a such great travel project.  For me, it requires constant counting, so that makes it alone-time knitting.  And these taupe shades that I keep choosing for this type of thing are difficult for me to see in anything but rather bright light (therefore excluding the airplane).  And the only needle I could find that gave me the gauge I wanted was an old Addi, so the whole thing is kind of a slippery mess.  But over the last few days, I've managed to do two lace repeats. Thanks to the nail polish.


  1. I love the color and you're right, it goes so well with the lacy shawl.

  2. Love it too! I've been doing either my toes or hands ever since I was in Chicago, just so you know. Didn't want you to think I was a slacker.

  3. S: I'm so proud! Maybe next time you're here, we'll do zebra print!


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