Monday, February 13, 2012


I could have sworn I was careful not to put that on the hot element...
At least wool just smolders, rather than bursting into flames. (It's still functional too... just with more, um, "decorative" elements than before.)

Yep, these are different sizes:
I knit the previous pair on the recommended size needles, but was having trouble getting gauge. So, for this pair, I did the first (right side) mitten on needles two sizes smaller (I didn't have one size smaller), and it came out nicely. However, as I was finishing up the top, I put the needles in the jar beside my chair as they came out. The "correct" size needles were in the bag... and so, when I went to start the second mitten a day or two later... yep. I used the wrong needles. I noticed the size difference when I went to add the thumbs, but figured I had just not been careful about keeping a tight gauge on the second mitten (having completely forgotten about going down a needle size). It was only later, when I noticed the dpns in the jar, and had a recent recollection of using them, that I remembered what happened.

Yeah, I'm going to rip and reknit the bigger mitten. (It even has some of the ends woven in!)


Jewels said...

Wowza on your mitts!

Vicki Knitorious said...


Those mittens are beautiful - worth the rip & re-do!

noricum said...

Thanks! I agree. :) I've now got four small balls, and five rows re-knit. ;)

Heather said...

sniff sniff, sonsorry about the mitts, both pairs.