The mittens from hell are finally done.
It's was definitely a learning project for me. Here's what I learned:
- I really need a pattern when I knit stuff. Improvisation leads to frogging.
- Colorwork with both hands sucks. Or my English method sucks. Weird, distorted stitches. Can't really say I'll ever get better at it.
- Different tension produces different sized mittens. Again, yet another reason to dislike colorwork. And I really tried to maintain my tension. Damn the TENSION!!!!
- I should probably trim my fingernails.
A simple project that was only supposed to take three day tops, and yet somehow it dragged on and I managed to turn it into a hell project, by doing every single thing wrong.
The finished mittens don't look all that bad, but every time I look at them I just remember all the frustration and the stress they caused me. Maybe I'll learn to love them with time.
I should probably add that the colors are not so bright in real life.