I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting my decision about what part of the TKGA Level II Program to tackle next (all 3 of you). The answer is…the mitten! I actually have 4 colors of Plymouth Galway, the yarn specified in the pattern, although substitution is permissible as long as gauge is obtained. These 4 colors might even look okay together in a mitten. I don’t really care, though since I will knit only one, and no one will wear it. While I say I will knit only one, that doesn’t mean I will knit the mitten only once. I have already knit the entire cuff twice (all 13 rows of it). Here’s the story:
Yesterday, I was in A Mood. I had No Patience. I was snapping at the children and cursing a blue streak at everything in my head (mostly). I managed to gather the materials for this mitten, including two sizes of needles^, the smaller set being for the ribbing, of course. I got to the end of the ribbing, and the next instruction begins, “On larger needles…” So I picked up my as-yet-unused needles – which were the smaller size. “Khaaaaaaaaaan!”
I couldn’t stand to rip it out. I cut the yarn, threw out the too-large cuff, and cast on anew – on the smaller needles. I seem to have arrived safely enough at the thumb gusset by now, but I’m annoyed at their choice of increases (M1L and M1R by using backwards loops in different directions).
^The pattern specifies dpns. I am using, as you can see in the photo, two circular needles. Unless they can tag me on the lack of ladders, I defy them to know how I knit it. Phthththth!