I brought a free on-line pattern for children’s mittens down to Ol’ Wichita. Seems my eldest is fond of losing gloves. (I will be making a long ass i-cord to string from one sleeve to the next to keep them together and in her coat at all times.) Anyway, these were just going to be made from some cheap rainbow self variegated acrylic Red Heart yarn. The pattern called for worsted weight, which it was, but neglected ANY mention of gauge. I thought I could just knit really tight and be cool. Apparently I could not. I made a mitten for one of those obese children that Maury Povich is always parading around on his shows. Length wise, they were a little long. But width wise? It was like I knitted it for a bear’s paw. I will now have to measure her hand and resize it myself, based on my own stitch gauge, which is always a pain. I did not get around to doing any other knitting. Too stuffed, too much talking with relatives and going out to see friends. I had a great holiday, and I hope you did too. On the needles tonight? Scarves for friend Lisa and her 6 Haitian bears. I will be roasting myself in front of a non-aesthetically pleasing space heater, but it gets the job done.
Pic of Mentally Challenged Mitten
And on to happier things, We got our tree up. Thus, another holiday is already started.