Monday, December 19, 2011

Heart Mittens

The mittens from hell are finally done. 

It's was definitely a learning project for me. Here's what I learned: 

  1. I really need a pattern when I knit stuff. Improvisation leads to frogging. 
  2. Colorwork with both hands sucks. Or my English method sucks. Weird, distorted stitches. Can't really say I'll ever get better at it. 
  3. Different tension produces different sized mittens. Again, yet another reason to dislike colorwork. And I really tried to maintain my tension. Damn the TENSION!!!!
  4. 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.


  1. They're lovely, I like them! ;-)

  2. Važno je da si ih dovršila i naučila nešto novo. Rad s više boja je daleko zahtjevniji nego na prvi pogled izgleda ... zato uvijek jednom bojom pletem ;-)

  3. 5. You're a perfectionist :)

    They're great!

  4. Tension - tell me about! Jednom sam radila fair isla štucne - i jedna je bila i više negovidljivo stegnutija od od druge! Ali bilo kako bilo - ima nešto magično u toj tehnici!