Update: I did take the jamberries off after they had lasted two weeks. They were still intact and looking good. But I was knitting with fluffy yarn, and some of the edges would just catch the yarn strands. I did as a friend instructed and soaked my nails in olive oil a bit before peeling the jamberries off with dental floss. I used the floss that's mounted on a plastic holder; it was much easier. I'll admit: I disliked removing them. The oil is messy, and I simply had an aversion to the feeling of peeling them off. It made my nails feel weird in a bad way. But I'm generally a plain-nails kind of gal, you know? Short nails for piano playing. Weak nails since I've hit my 50s. I don't do polish because it hardly lasts a couple of days. I'm not a good choice for jamberries, but if you're a nail-snazzy girl, I would recommend them. After Anna applied them, for several days if I had even a little corner that felt loose or lifted up, I'd hold that nail corner above a candle flame until I felt the heat, and then would press it down firmly on a hard surface. I'd also press my nails against hot teacups. I think this is why my jamberries were very firmly attached (and uncomfortable to remove), unlike my daughters'. They removed theirs easily, with hardly a tug. I really had to work that floss to get mine off. I wouldn't be surprised if they'd lasted another week.
|4.5 oz. for $2.00 -- good deal!|
|a natural pale yellow from the beeswax I add|
I needed to knit the scarf the other way, casting on over 200 stitches (I'm guessing), and working it the long way. But my wooden needles are way too short for that. I needed circular needles.
|You can squash a surprising number of stitches on these things.|
I bought some circulars at last, size 19, at Michael's the other day with a 50% off coupon. And I used them to make this:
I like how the looping brings out the shape, the colors swooping around. Next, I'll use these colors below together to make a similar one:
I'm also knitting Anna an infinity scarf with some teal yarn from Simply Soft -- rich jewel tone. Have a great weekend, all!