Why does every post have to start with "gee, I'm sorry I forgot about my blog for the last year"? ;) It goes without saying, I think, that life has been busy. That happens with a toddler. I keep trying to promise myself that I'll post more, and then I completely forget that this blog even exists.
What have I been up to?
Well, for starters, the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine came out. That was pretty awesome. I have an amazing pattern in it. Bluebell Flames. It's a entrelac and lace wrap. It was fun to design and fun to knit.
I'm pretty proud of it.
What else have I been up to?
Mouselette turned 2, which was awesome. Though, it did leave me slightly wondering... what the heck happened? I have those moments more often now as she gets bigger and more independent. Right now, she has a sheet of alphabet stickers, which she has declared is her "keyboard". She's sitting at her little desk beside me "typing" on her sticker keyboard.
I have been designing other patterns, but so far nothing else is in the works for publication.
As for the "pretty fingers" part of the title. After much determination, I finally quit biting my nails (again) and my nails are long enough to play with fun manicures.
It's not very fancy, because I'm still learning, but I like the look of this one. Mouselette has been bugging me to paint her nails all the time, too. So I think I'll have to get some kid-safe polish for her.
I've got a whole board on pinterest devoted to fun nail art ideas.
Check it out. And let me know in the comments if you have any other fun and easy nail ideas. :)