Saturday, February 13, 2010

FUGLY, We are not amused

I hate how those turned out. I've got a cold. There is snow outside up to my backside and i didn't even bother to crop the photo. There is nothing functionally wrong with those mitts but they are ugly and I don't like them. That is a perfect lesson in choosing the wrong yarn for a project. I used a worsted weight yarn in an K1P1 rib. The fabric is simply too coarse for my little paws. It knit up very quickly because of the thick yarn and large (size 8) needles. Next try will have to be in a finer yarn. A smoother stitch would look better, but I want the stretchiness of ribbing. Blech. Foo.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Flip em over, don't use the thumb hole, and slide up to make them forearm warmers. Pretty colors, it's entirely understandable wanting to do something with that yarn.