Houston- we have some gauge issues. It turns out I must be stressed, because these are knit at a gauge so tight they practically cut my circulation off to my wrists! And so- because I want to actually wear these without causing damage to my circulatory system, I did the only thing I could do. (Sensitive knitters look away...)
I ripped them out. Every last, pretty little stitch. Right back down to the beginning.
And then I just felt a little disheartened. I stepped away from the mitts. I stepped away from the needles. (I may have stepped towards the wine to console myself.)
I knit hats instead.
Hats don't fail me. Ever. I can just knit hats and let my brain wonder and the hats will always look right. Yay for hats!
But then... something wonderful happened... (Wollmeise sock club members look away if you don't want spoilers)
I got my half of the wollmeise sock yarn. It is gorgeous. GOR-GE-OUS. I keep fondling it and daydreaming about all the pretty differnt socks I can make with it. The color is regal. I need a regal pattern. Got any suggestions?
So- with the yarn in hand, and inspiration swirling around in little clouds of knitterly joy- I did the only thing I could do...
I picked up the Snowbird mitts and decided to try it again. I can do this. (Just on bigger needles...) Cross your fingers that I'll have some success this time.