So! On to happier things, ok?
On the knitting front, I successfully almost completed my first mitt
When I started knitting, I wasn't sure whether I'd end up with my fingers covered or not, but it didn't really matter:
I've pictured it with my Vioxx (rofecoxib) mug.* This picture was taken yesterday afternoon.
*Best pharmacy freebie ever, eh? Yeah, that's what I thought.
Earlier today, I worked on the mitt
As you can see, it goes pretty fast.
I was a little worried about making the thumb - but as it turns out, I didn't have to worry about that part just yet. I only had to knit nine stitches with scrap yarn (just six inches or so of yarn that I'm not using for anything else in a contrasting color):
Then you slip those stitches back onto the left needle from the right, and then knit into the scrap stitches ("strawberry") with the working yarn ("asparagus"). [Hmm. I think it sounds way harder than it actually is.]
I did that, and here's a closeup of what it looks like (scrap yarn was "strawberry"):
One thing I absolutely love about his pattern and the colors is that even though I effed it up a little bit (pattern called for "petal" and I used "rhubarb", pattern called for "honey" and I used "harvest")[Is anyone else getting hungry?], I like it better than I liked the original. It's more bold, it's more colorful, and it's more "me".
At any rate, I got to the end of the thumb, and decided that there was no way I'd ever get half as much use out of mittens as I would out of mitt
That's the closest you'll get to a finished object until I do the thumb. Wish me luck. God knows how I will manage to mangle that. [PS: There are about a million ends hanging out, but for this picture I stuffed them all underneath the mitt