try and try again...
voila - a better looking mitered mitten! Pigeonroof Studios Helleborus, spun by moi.
I really enjoyed the comments on my ugly mitten, here as well as on flickr and ravelry - such positive support for the ugly mitt! It was karma that I deemed it the "scraping mitten" because lo and behold we got hammered with snow on Thursday, and are expecting ridiculous amounts throughout this week. So the dear ugly mitt will get a lot of love, I'm afraid. I cast on this one immeidately thereafter, and started with a garter cuff and used the thumb modifications. I am very happy with it - it's a little thick, but I guess mittens are supposed to be warm. I am planning to cast on another pronto.
I am doing no holiday knitting so far - ack. I have been feeling overwhelmed this week - so many things going on. Today at church we were given a nanosecond to "pray silently in our heads" and man, I wanted to raise my hand and say "WAIT! I am not done!" Tis the season for all things on the spectrum from good to bad.
The good news was that my gram had a wonderful showing for her 89th Christmas - yay family!
I bought my gram a large-print volume Twilight - I mean, why not.