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Old 12-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hideous mitten!
Here's a project that got out of control!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jinx...ns-or-fluffies
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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The pattern on the outside looks really nice. They are a smidge long maybe.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
The pattern on the outside looks really nice. They are a smidge long maybe.
Yeah, I'll say!
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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I like it. Like the colors and pattern. If it looks ok on, there you go. It's a good looking pattern and you've ventured into uncharted thrums so that's all to the good.
Maybe if you knit its mate to a shorter length it'll encourage you to shorten this one?
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That's what my daughter said. "Just shorten it." It needs to be at least a few inches shorter. I will think about it, I guess. It's one of those projects that started off 'full of promise,' and quickly turned underwhelming. But I did learn the thrums!
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It's not hideous, I like the colors and are those little hearts?
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They end up looking like hearts, but it's the way the wool roving gets knit into the pattern that does it. You add the strand of wool every 4 stitches, and then on the next round you knit the stitch and the wool piece through the back. The piece of wool is what is called the "thrum." Makes it soft and warm inside the mitten.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
The pattern on the outside looks really nice. They are a smidge long maybe.
I ended up kitchener stitching the top inch or so together to shorten it, and it looks OK! Also functions to keep the fingertips warmer! Yay! Now on to the second one which should turn out better!
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"The Mitten that ate New York." You have quite the sense of humor.

Your work is just gorgeous.The patterning is wonderful, and you got the knack of thrums.

Every project I start reminds me of the saying "Sometimes we catch the bear, but sometimes it catches us." On the bright side, at least with knitting we get a redo when we get caught. Be nice if it worked that way with a bear.

Please do let us know how the shortening process goes for you, if you decide to tackle it. I'm still too much of a ninny to cut my work.

ETA: the Kitchener idea was brilliant! I'm so glad it worked for you.
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
"The Mitten that ate New York." You have quite the sense of humor.

Your work is just gorgeous.The patterning is wonderful, and you got the knack of thrums.

Every project I start reminds me of the saying "Sometimes we catch the bear, but sometimes it catches us." On the bright side, at least with knitting we get a redo when we get caught. Be nice if it worked that way with a bear.

Please do let us know how the shortening process goes for you, if you decide to tackle it. I'm still too much of a ninny to cut my work.

ETA: the Kitchener idea was brilliant! I'm so glad it worked for you.
Thanks! What I can't stand is when a project is going along nicely, and looks pretty good, and you get that pleasant sense of anticipation: "Nice FO Almost Done." And then the last bit goes horribly wrong, and you plunge into that chasm of despair....well, that's maybe too dramatic, but, I'm sure you know what I mean. All that time spent and you wind up disappointed! But I think I revived this one! I'll post a pic of the second glove once I get my thrumming mojo back.
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