Or that we like to knit socks on magic loop (but find 2 circulars tedious?)
(For me, it's magic loop that is tedious...)
And for me, socks are joy to knit-(I haven't knit a pair now in 2 months, and I am jones'n to start a pair ASAP)—but mittens are a chore.
I don't know why—sure these are big mittens (men's size large) but there were just 66 stitches per round—and the size 4/xxmm needles aren't big bulky ones... (which I don't much like either) They are, over all, a few stitches more than a sock (per round)—so it doesn't really make sense that I would love to knit socks, and hate to knit mittens!
But some how, working on these has been hard work. All that is left are the thumbs--(half the stitches for the thumbs are already on the needle)—just a dozen or so stitches to pick up—and a dozen or so rounds to work the thumbs.
AS I worked on these mittens, mistake after mistake crept in—for a while, it seemed I frogged 2 rounds for ever 4 I knit... and eventually, I stopped—trees in nature are perfectly symmetrical or matched.. and these trees aren't either. I might over work with duplicate stitch some of the worst mistakes--we'll see.
(A narrow lace scarf has snuck onto needles today—but its just a single left over ball of yarn (133M)--in a simple lace pattern--)
And there are half a dozen ideas for fingerless mittens ideas that are kicking around--(and yarn enough to knit them all!) --and fingerles gloves are a snap to knit up! But they will come after the Socks--(and this year, I want to knit some halloween socks--and have them finished before holiday--(2 years ago, my mast socks--with acorns and oak leaves were finished just in time for the spring!)
Today is a lovely day—76° (circa 21C)--still summery—but a much needed break from the hot hazy days that have predominated this summer—There will be more warm days—and some will come in September, when the pool is closed—but for now, I am sticking to small projects—and holding off on the sleeveless vests and short sleeved shrugs I want to make.
I need to get back to knitting—and blogging about what I've knit!