Mitten Mania Continues
in a field and don't notice it.
Houston, We have a problem. Remember my big resolutions to knit big projects? Turns out I'm hopeless in the siren call of the mittens. I stalk my mailbox waiting for the yarn to knit Very Cabley thumbs. I knit mittens, dream mittens, browse Ravelry for mittens. And then I saw these Wacky Selbu Mittens and I was sunk. I had the Kureyon (top ends in blue and purple - it's a great colorway). I had the contrast color. I had Folk Mittens.
But it wasn't all peachy keen. There was an error in the pattern. A big error. A fundamental problem with the Norwegian thumb gore.
Essentially, a Norwegian thumb gore, as it really not made clear in the book, "borrows" palm stitches on the palm side. Oh, and the cast on number and the thumb chart were wrong. Oh, and I didn't notice the big *errata* sign on Ravelry, so I had to knit it twice before I realized it was the pattern and not me.
In the midst of all that frustration, I did what any knitter would do. I cast on for the Bird in Hand Mittens. Which are all that is lovely in real life (way better than that photo) in my new favorite color of Cascade 220. [9457/"French Blue" or "Cobalt Heather"]
This raises an intriguing question about a future knit - my Bed and Breakfast Pullover. I was thinking of this in an aqua/turquoise sort of color, but now that I've met this French Blue color, I might be changing my mind. What do you think?