I may be knitting a pair of Te Ara mitts,
|photo courtesy of Wikipedia|
but I'm certainly not getting a tiara for my efforts.
|Te Ara Mitts|
Things were going so well until that last row of cabling.
I'm not sure what to do about it. It's three rows back. Three rows is a lot of tinking. I know, I know, there are only 52 stitches per row. It's not That much tinking... but it sure feels like a lot. But frogging those rows and trying to pick the cabled stitches back up seems scarier.
This mitt may end up in the time-out corner for a while.
|magnetic cable needles|
It's only escape may be my fascination with my new cable needles. I bought them because I liked the way they look. They're bamboo with a metal section in the center. I thought the metal was purely for decoration but it turns out, they stick to a magnet. So, if you're using one of those magnetized chart keepers....
Magnetic or not, I love these new cable needles. There's five of them in different sizes and the join between the bamboo and the metal is just course enough to hold the stitches well. It's not so rough that it snags the stitches, but they don't accidentally slip off. I wonder if that was planned.
As for project details, I am/was knitting the mitts with Knit Pick's Palette in Spruce and using a US2 needle. I really like Spruce's bluey-greenness.