Thursday, October 17, 2013

Yarn [Over] And Over And Over And Over...


I might be able to knit a sweater successfully, but give me a simple pair of fingerless mitts and it's apparently like Kryptonite to Supermaisie.  I pulled off the first one just fine, even adjusting the pattern to fit my big thumbs, and thought I'd be flying through the second one...and that'd be where I was wrong.  

I was dying to get something on my needles once the wool festival was put to bed.  I thought some fingerless mitts, the Sweet Fern Mitts from The Knitter's Book of Wool in particular, would be just the ticket.  I had extra yarn leftover from the Jester sweater that would be perfect and some fingerless mitts might come in handy this weekend if I was say, spinning someplace colder than Kentucky ;-).

I've lost count of how many stupid mistakes, tink backs, rip outs and drop downs this poor mitt has had to endure.  It's ridiculous...but it's knitting, so everything is indeed always fixable.  It has crossed my mind though that this may be  to be result of bad knitting karma from telling Stella she needed to rip her hat back and go down a needle size the other day.  



15 comments:

Alice said...

Gosh! That's kinda risky telling Stella to redo her hat that it took her so long to even start. You may indeed be till next Spring getting those gloves to match. I hope your sweaters have pockets in the meantime. LOL

Jan baby said...

KOWC

Spinners End Farm said...

Hmmmm...you aren't visiting the U.P. are you???

Leanne Coppola said...

The joy of knitting something that is part of a pair!!!! Ugh. But they do look really pretty!

Leanne Coppola said...

The joy of knitting something that is part of a pair!!!! Ugh. But they do look really pretty!

littlehawkyarns said...

I only knit almost four different mitts to finally get a pair of fingerless mitts. Bad when you don't catch your mistakes until you've bound off. :/

Tombstone Livestock said...

Anyone that can knit sweaters and a hat like you did can do fingerless mittens. I have problems remembering which is knit and which is purl, and 3 needles would send me to the looney bin so I don't even try. At least you are in there giving it your best. Can't wait to see them finished.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am going to rip back a hat too..the pattern must be off..or maybe it is just me. I am sure you will figure out your project long before mine is finished:)

Andee said...

I hope you get them done they look fantastic.

Sandra Morris said...

They look great to me!
I am still on washcloths and scarves :) I can't wait to graduate to mittens!

Sheepmom said...

They are awesome! I see them done in your Twitter pic. Lovely! And they do seem to match ;-)
Smart blocking form!

Buttons said...

Oh I have been eyeing a pattern for these they would be so handy for snowshoeing with my camera but since I just started to knit a couple of weeks ago and am still learning I am thinking it will take me a long time. Seeing you are having trouble I may never do it:) Good luck. B

Tracey said...

That always seems to be the way, the simplest patterns trip us up. ;)
I love your first mitt and I'm sure the second one will soon be coming off your needles. And you are so right, it's just knitting so that's always nice.

thecrazysheeplady said...

No, no, no. I was just having a stupid moment. Moments. Fingerless mitts are a great beginner project. I promise!

Brenda said...

There are corrections for the pattern on ravelry.

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