Aren't they pretty?? (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to paste the picture. Don't worry. I'll figure this blogging thing out eventually.)
They're knit with worsted weight yarn (that's normal yarn, y'all). And size 1 needles. (That's toothpicks, y'all!!) It's really really really TIGHT! I picked simple cotton yarn because it's cheap. And if I mess up it's no big deal. I chose a wine color for the main color and a white for the contrast. These are going to be beautiful....if I can get past row five.
1/3 of the way done with row five. Remember I said it was tight? Well, I'm supposed to k2tog amongst other things on this row. That means knit 2 together. As in, knit like normal, but go through two stitches. As in, knit like normal, but go through TWO REALLY TIGHT STITCHES! I've thought of just knitting it. Or purling it to make a little ridge. But the point of this row is to make a cute little edge. And whatever I decide to do here I have to do on the other mitten as well. Easy way? Pretty way?? Ah, decisions, decisions.... I'll admit, I even tried to use a crochet hook to pull the yarn through the two stitches. And that just felt so wrong. Then, I remembered...There are no knitting police. Whew!
And just for reference, here's a size 1 needle next to a Tinker Bell Silly Band. Foreign? That's 2.25mm to you.
Ok, I'm going back to knitting and doing it the pretty way. This one row may take all night. Check in tomorrow to see if I made it.