This isn’t weird at all, I swear.

I’ve spoken before about knitting projects with matching nail varnish, but in the last couple of years I haven’t adorned my nails much at all. I find I don’t have the concentration that I used to, and that’s probably because I don’t have much nail varnish left. I gave away most of it when I left England and a lot of my favourites have disappeared, so I don’t bother.

The other day I had a very stressful day so on my way home I stopped in and bought myself a lovely blue-green nail polish that, through no accident, very nearly matches my current knitting project.

No, I’m not telling you what the project is yet. You might guess if you follow me on Twitter but you’d have to be looking very carefully.

Despite not having the knitting project on me I somehow managed to get very close to the right shade. There was another one I think would have matched it exactly but it was twice the price and I try to keep at least a small handle on my eccentricities.

I'm quite pleased with both my nails and this knitting project.
I’m quite pleased with both my nails and this knitting project.

Knitting with alpaca-blend is reminding my how much I love the fibre, meaning I’m coming out of my crunchy-wool-and-cotton stage already. Is autumn here so soon?

Another reminder (I’ll be tagging these on to most posts): I am running a Kickstarter campaign at the moment and you can check it out here if you want to see the rewards available. Thank you to those who have pledged already; you’ve made my month.


10 thoughts on “This isn’t weird at all, I swear.

  1. I love it. I always intend to paint my nails more often, since I spend so much time looking at my hands as a side effect of knitting…but I have a hard time finding the time to sit still and let them dry..and I am so rough on my hands with gardening and dish washing. Sigh.

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    1. I know what you mean about letting them dry – this time I managed to do it because I was watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but it is difficult. This nail polish seems to be staying on pretty well so far despite me not being so delicate with my nails!


    1. I have to be in the right mood and have the quick-dry top coat, but sometimes it’s nice to just turn off all thoughts and actions except something so small and soothing 🙂


  2. What a pretty color of both nails and yarn! I am not ready for autumn, at least not until I finish my current sweater project.

    This is my first time visiting your blog, but I am nonetheless happy for you for getting your Kickstarter beyond funded, and so quickly too! I’m a web developer so I totally understand the frustration of living with’s limitations. I self-host for that reason.


    1. Thank you! I don’t know, autumn is probably my favourite time of year. I love the colours in Ontario.

      Again, thank you – the Kickstarter’s success was a pleasant surprise. I’m considering shifting the whole thing to self-hosting if I can get my outdated web skills up to scratch. Ten years ago I was a dab hand at all that. 🙂


  3. I’ve been working on a kind of muddy colored poncho for a while now, and though it looks comfy and warm, would not inspire a fingernail polish color. Once upon a time I would never go with “naked” nails, but I seem to do so much cooking and gardening that plain actually looks better. Will check out your kickstarter.


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