Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rainbow toes

I'm not much of a nail polish person but Annie of Knitsofacto suggested I have rainbow toes 'in support of everyone fighting breast cancer'- read this to see why as she explains it so much better than I could!

So I had a rummage to see what colours I actually have - it turns out I have two bottles of purple (why?), one red and one pink. Not really a rainbow but a bit of colour at least! Don't look too closely - I'm rubbish at painting nails, finger or toe, and always smudge.

It reminds of when I was heavily pregnant with Miss Mouse and was totally miserable and had a pedicure so at least my toes would look okay. I went into labour later that day so by the time Miss Mouse came along just before midnight my toes still looked great. Hey, it's the little things that give you a boost!

That toe picture was taken yesterday morning in more or less the spot where the paddling-pool stood last week and yes, that's snow I'm standing in there. It snowed for hours yesterday but didn't lie heavily - the grass was covered but the roads and pavements were clear so it was pretty but not inconvenient. I love variety in the weather. It's so great that last week I was pottering round in really unseasonal sunshine and warmth, but it was also great to watch the snow falling again.

Little cat was not impressed with it though.

With a return to cooler weather I've gone back to my razor-shell scarf after a few weeks' break. It's getting quite long now. I'm a bit impatient with scarves and tend to cast-off when it's only just long enough, just out of sheer boredom, but this time I want a properly long scarf, so onto the second skein I go!

There is a mistake you can see if you look carefully but I've decided I'm not going to be bothered about it. Normally I'm quite nit-picky about errors so it takes a bit of effort to be Not Bothered!


Mrs. Micawber said...

(Re mistakes in your work) I used to be in a quilting group that followed the Galloping Horse Rule: If you can't see it from the back of a galloping horse, it doesn't matter.

Your toes look festively chilly in that snow!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Hey Ginny, welcome to the rainbow toed army :D

I reckon once your scarf is blocked you'll forget that little glitch is still there, and I'm certain no one else will notice it. That said you have my heartfelt admiration, I simply can't leave mistakes, just like I can't sleep if a drawers been left open or ignore a picture that's not hanging straight! Wonder what that says about me!!

Peeriemoot said...

Annie, I'm like that myself - my husband often leaves cupboards and the cutlery drawer open and it makes me so twitchy! But I'm trying to be more chilled with my knitting :-).

Sue, I'm going to remember that one - though if I were on the back of a galloping horse my eyes would be firmly shut so I could have made as many mistakes as I wanted :-D.