No, it's not knitting. (And no, it's not someone who REALLY needs a manicure.) It's a homemade marshmallow! I even sort of screwed up the batch by oiling the pan I poured them in (as Martha says to in her book, which is SOOOO wrong - you powder the pan, silly!), and it's still wonderful. I don't even like marshmallows, but I love my marshmallows!