They're kind of squat, with peely fingers and short nail-beds. Whiles ago they looked awesome with long-ish acrylic nails, French manicured, but who has the money or the time for that after having children?
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I have them, I use them a lot, my hands. Anyway, that was a silly thing for me to bring up.
I made this yesterday. (I hope you like it, Amy!)
I just think it's kind of weird that now all my hands do is cook or clean or
tend or type
when once upon a-time-I-can-hardly-remember they did not much at all.
I can't knit with fancy hands anyway.
eternity scarf & fingerless gloves for Elizabeth (that's her)
At Christmas we do a handmade gift exchange, with my best friends. It can be something you make yourself or buy on etsy, etc. Saturday I went up to the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair in Chicago with Sarah and checked off every single person on my list! (Including myself.) All by local artists. Love that.
Sometimes I just need to make things.