Often the organizers will have prizes for people who finish their projects during the KAL. While these aren't the reason I join them, it's a fun perk. During the last Holla Knits KAL, I received a pattern for fingerless mitts I'd been eyeing up for ages. I was so excited about them that I cast them on almost immediately.
That was in May, and I only just finished them last week. Oops.
Rock, Paper, Scissors...SHOOT! by Annie Watts
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids, fingering weight
Needles: 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm*
Mods: none (surprise!!!)
Here's my Ravelry project page
*For the second mitt, anyways
I finished the first mitt pretty quickly, but then waited a long time to start on the second one. That's...probably where I ran into trouble.
See normally, I use my Ravelry project pages to record everything, because sometimes I have the memory of a goldfish (I assume they have a short memory - I'm no damn elephant, that's for sure). When I went back to check the needles I needed for the second one, I'd neglected to note the size. There was, however, a set of needles in with the yarn I was using, so I used those. As my main needles.
|The mitt on the right is smaller than the one on the right. Oops.|
I haven't actually blocked these yet though, so they might grow a little bit anyways, and the stitches should even out. I probably should've waited to blog about these then, but oh well. I had good light and free time this afternoon, so photos got taken.
|Oh you can see it much better here. So much smaller!|
The pattern itself was good - very clear and the chart was easy to follow, or as easy to follow as such a detailed chart can be. I admit though, I was ready for these to be finished. I like colourwork, but this was a bit intense on such a small circumference. I'd bought this yarn a couple of years ago specifically to make a pair of detailed colourwork mittens, so I call this job well done.
Have you ever knit a detailed colourwork pattern like this before? I know there's a lot more complicated patterns out there, but I'm pretty chuffed about this one. Ooo and who wants to play Rock-Paper-Scissors?