Okay, okay, I know one mitten shouldn't count as a FO---gotta have two! But I kind of messed up...in knitting tightly to avoid ladders in my dpn knitting, I botched the gauge, and this little sucker's about a half inch too short. Before I move on to the next one, is there a way to block that in some way, or anything?
I made it in leftover Lamb's Pride...apparently I'm not the only one who should have added extra rows. A lot of people reported being about a half inch short! It's not THAT bad...it just makes the cuff creep up a little. Since I don't think I have enough of that color to make the second one, maybe I'll take that one as a practice and make a pair in another color.
It looks good, and reminds me I need to star my own mittens SOON!! I have a question about the peekaboo opening... does it really keep closed while your fingers are inside the mitten?? thanks!!
FO: country jacket (Lion Brand pattern)
OTN: basic vest (Patons booklet pattern) with Vanna's choice yarn
FO: Raleigh Hills Cabled Hat
WIP: 2nd sock syndrome: I will NEVER again knit one sock first and then the other... from now on I'll only be using the 2 circulars to knit both at the same time
Tonsilectomy: 28 Dec. 2007
Yes, it does stay closed as long as you made the correct size. If I try to tug the mitten down too much, it opens up, but otherwise it stays pretty nicely closed. I wore the one glove during my morning commute :D and it kept me nice and cozy.