It’s been a while since I joined in with a mystery KAL with the SolidSocks group on Ravelry, but I couldn’t resist joining in for this mystery. I acquired some 9 inch circular needles last month and am giving them their first run with these socks. I’ve been wanted to try these needles for a while, and I have to admit that they do take a little getting used to. I’ve found the last two fingers on my hand cramping a little as the tips of these needles are only 5cm long so there’s nothing for my fingers to grasp onto. It is getting easier though, either because I’m starting to get used to the short needles, or (more likely) because my fingers have started to grasp onto the sock as the cuff has grown. I can’t say I prefer knitting with these over my usual magic loop (yet!), but it does feel nice and freeing to be able to just knit round and round instead of magic looping.
It’s also been a long while since I did a nail of the day post. I’ve been very lazy with my nails lately, but I had an evening all to myself at the weekend so I felt like pampering myself a little. Since I really love what I ended up with I thought I’d share!
Two coats of Revlon Smokey Canvas, which is a gorgeous cool grey nude, topped with a holographic glitter top coat. I immediately regretted applying the glitter because I loved the simple chic look of the Smokey Canvas, but I’ve grown to love it. I’ve been wearing glitter on my nails quite a lot lately though, so I think I’ll give it a miss for my next mani.