I feel like I want to give up. Quitting is in the Olympic Spirit, right. Here’s the
story: I cast on during the opening ceremonies. That in itself was a challenge because i was constantly yelling at
the television trying to figure out what was going on. That was some weird shit. I just kept telling myself that it was art, and these were professional dancers, and I didn’t appreciate it because i am all about science. but really, it was weird, right? i sped through the
first part of my first pirate mitten and made it to the thumb placement. then i picked up the pattern and noticed something. My skulls were black on a white background. halfway through the project I realized i reversed the MC and the CC. who cares, really? this project was speeding by so quickly that I will certainly have to make the hat too, and i don;t want them to match exactly.
Crisis averted. At the end of the weekend, I am a mere 4 stitches from finishing the first mitten. Here she
Then I have a revolutionary idea. I will try the mitten on. Guess what. it is WAY too small. and i have small
hands. See how my hand totally covers up the mitten….
t is just way too tight. True, I didn’t do a gauge swatch, but I seem to be at the 6 stitches/inch… I guess
because i knit so tightly I probably don’t have the required elasticity so there isn’t much stretch. I am going to have to RIP IT OUT. First, I am going to do a gauge swatch on larger needles. ugh.