Knitting and Manicures
So I recently made a discovery (which was kindof a “duh” moment for me, but please try not to laugh.)
To preface this, I have to tell you that I used to paint my nails all the time. Like two or three times a week. I was obsessed with everything glittery and shiny and brightly colored. I even had glow in the dark nail polish. I don’t have very many normal colors, even now that I’m (sortof) a grownup. It’s all heart-shaped sparkles and shiny silver lacquer and metallic sapphire. But I rarely have time to paint my nails. I just lost the habit because it takes so long for them to set and my days are always jam-packed with things I need to do.
However, all that has now changed, because of knitting. I gave myself a manicure yesterday, my first in an embarrassingly long time (think years.) I was motivated to do this by seeing an amazing manicure on Instagram. It was called “Galaxy Nails” It actually makes your nails look like an amazing nebula, and is pretty simple. I ended up with these:
Which in my admittedly biased opinion I think are pretty spectacular. However, what put me absolutely over the moon (no pun intended) was when I was knitting at lunch today. See, the thing about knitting is that pretty often you look at your hands. (I know this is as big a shock to all of you as it was to me. Who could possibly have guessed that you look at your hands to knit?) I have never enjoyed a manicure more. Every little twinkle and glimmer from my glitter-encrusted nails filled my heart with such glee. It made knitting even more fun, and I was filled with such deep appreciation for my painted nails. I may just be a simple person, if such a thing fills me with such delight, so tell me, is it just me, or do you guys feel the same? If it is just me, bear with me, because I’m going to show you a few pictures of my manicure artfully posed over my knitting.
Until next time!
P.S. The knitting in question is a Holden Shawlette in a handspun gradient. My love for it is pure.
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