A couple of days ago I decided to overdye some hideous variegated yarn that I first dyed last year. I mustn’t have checked the ties properly, because tangle city has arrived!
I was hoping to cast on for a new pair of socks with this yarn this week, but I think it’s going to take a while to sort out this mess! Thankfully I’m one of those strange people who quite enjoys untangling stuff.
I finally finished the second cuff of my Vanilla socks. These are moving quite slowly because I keep forgetting about them (sign of too many WIPs perhaps?!), but they’re background knitting so that’s ok. I might be heading to the Tyneside Cinema tonight, and if I do these will most probably be accompanying me.
Speaking of lingering knits, I’m finally up to the border on my Boneyard shawl. I fear I might have gotten a bit carried away with this one because it is a bit of a behemoth of a shawl and I’m almost certain that it’ll grow even more after blocking… yikes. Too lazy to frog back though, so onward I plod. This one has stalled for a few days because I’ve been lazy in seeking out another ball of the gingery yarn. Anyone else hate cracking into a new ball of yarn just for the sake of a few more rows of knitting? It’s one of my pet peeves, and probably another reason why I’ve been stalling on finishing this off.
And finally, my nails have been uncharacteristically naked for a couple of weeks but I finally pulled out the polish again yesterday. It’s been so cold in my little North-Easterly corner of the UK that I couldn’t face any bright polishes, so I went for Chinchilly by Essie. I’ve owned this for a while, but this is the first time I’ve used it, and I’m now a big fan. I’m a sucker for any of those beige/greige/dirty/muted colours so this is smack bang in the middle of my comfort zone! Love it!