Sunday, November 24, 2013

Head In The Strand

This is precisely what I look like lately.
Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I knitted two fingerless mitts.  Susie, of all people, pointed out to me that, instead of a pair, I had knitted 2 left hands.  Gah.  So I knitted up 2 more, irritated the entire time because I had planned to improve on the pattern for the second pair.  And tonight, as I was working on the right hand of a third pair (which is turning out just as I like it, thank you), I noticed that there were none of my marks on that particular pattern.  You know, no tally marks keeping track of the rows in the various repeats...

At which point the horrifying thought occurred to me that I may have blithely knitted 4 left-handed mitts.  Meaning, my Christmas gift-giving plans will have been shot to heck, because - while I may have time to knit 4 more pairs of handwarmers and 3 more scarves - an extra pair of handwarmers will push me right past any possibility of finishing in time.  And the stupidest part of this whole story is that I am scared to look.  Obviously, I need to get together the 4 fingerless mitts I have already completed and make sure that I have 2 rights and 2 lefts.  But I can't.  I don't want to know.

[Frustrated knitter image: luv in the mommyhood]


  1. Have a glass of wine and then look. You can handle it.

    1. No. No, I can't. I'm a knitter and it is almost December. We are crazy human beings. Like werewolves at the full moon.

  2. Ignore or avoidance works for me. I use it particularly come tax season!

  3. I'm afraid to open the Excel document where I have Christmas ideas (sorely lacking) and the list of the entire family & friends for whom I make/buy/give gifts.
    It's still November. La-la-la-la-la!

  4. Cowls. Cowls are in this year. My knitting time says thank goodness for that. Good luck with those mitts!

  5. I would have checked for you at the sewing circle today.

    Does a fingerless mitt have to have a handedness? What if you turn it upside down? Or just rotate the fabric a bit and reblock it? But if those don't work...I feel your pain.

  6. There is always something called the dollar store…Target…or your big time Etsy….it will all work…

  7. Can you maybe, um, turn a left handed one inside out?

  8. I want to learn how to knit, but I am all thumbs.

  9. How 'bout you tell the recipients of the left-handed mitt you give each person that wearing only one is back in fashion?

    By the way, I love "Thanksalatke"!

  10. I'd blame the people you give these to for not having two left hands.
    Honest mistake, though.

  11. "Susie, of all people…" is the best line of this post. :)

  12. And if I would have read this first the next post would have made more sense.



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