Lacrimas Profundere – “My Velvet Little Darkness”
My third mitten attempt seemed to come out okay. I overcompensated with the “knitting loosely” a teeny bit, so it is slightly larger than the first (and definitely much larger than the second) but not obscenely so. I’m currently testing out blocking to see if I can stretch the first mitten a bit and squinch the third so they end up at a happy medium. This project could be the poster child for a gauge lesson – I knit all three mittens using the same size instructions, and I ended up with a small, medium, and large-ish mitten.
I’m getting better at the pattern though, that’s for sure. I can knit one mitten in about a day, which is pretty good for me. It might take the entire day, but who’s counting?
Other projects are… going, I suppose. I’ve got a decent amount done on the ear-flap hat, but I haven’t started the decreases yet and I’m facing an issue. The first skein of yarn I started with is nearly out, and I will have to switch to a new one pretty soon, and I don’t know how to do such a thing. I’ll have to look it up.
Pictures of the “Knittens” (as Daniel keeps accidentally calling them) will be forthcoming, when they are not as soggy.