Fail… You’d think I’d learned to expect this by now…
You’d think that after allmost a year of public humiliation I’d learned to expect that when I don’t think and start knitting this automatically results in a FAIL 😛 To the poor people who actually read this blog: I just hit the jackpot of all FAILS 😛
So what happened?
After searching the interwebs and rav for nice fall/ winter mitts for computerwork (armwarmers and such) I found this lovely pattern called Lacy mitts. I started this project a while ago using Drops alpaca yarn and 2,5mm needles. The yarn color was so dark I fudged the pattern and decided to frog it since its such a small knit anyway.
Anyway, so I started over again and then for some reason forgot about it. Yesterday, looking for something other than the CPH I found the knit again and, how else could it have gone, started knitting without checking the pattern. See this is where it went wrong, I thought the knit started from the elbow and then moved to the wrist and palm. I had forgotten that the pattern actually started from the other side…. so ofcourse I found out when it was way too late and the knit was already too long o add the thumb.
Before frogging I tried it on once more and realized the pattern didn’t really show, because of the color and the size of the needles. I tried out a few other colors but in the end decided the alpaca yarn was still the best choice but the needle size should be 3.0mm instead.
so what do I do? yes ofcourse! I just start knitting with the 3,0mm needles….. I don’t for a minute stop and think about the gauge change or the bigger needles… nooo I just start knitting…. what a shame… it actually looked good 😛
but not on my hand…. 😛 it’s so loose you can hardly see the lace pattern 🙁
you can’t really tell from the picture but this is the same with 2,5mm needle. The holes in this one are so small you can hardly see the lace pattern 🙁
it too big 😛