No peaceful palms in sight over here.
Happily knitting along the mitten (lately discovered in a stash of UFO's) I ran into trouble. How to finish it? The pattern I have for this mitten is kind of advanced. Probably for the Norwegian grandmother, who needs design input after completing hundreds of pairs in the family design. She needs no instructions on technique - I do! The instructions (in Norwegian) are kind of detailed for the cuff. If you call CO xx stitches and knit 'k1p1 ribbing for 5 cm' detailed, that is. For the rest of the mitten you are left alone with the chart. I like charts, but I have no idea how to get rid of the stitches on the top. For most of the part k2tog and ssk works fine. Then suddenly it doesn't and I have no idea why. I thought I'll give it a rest and just start the second mitten. While digging for the needed skeins, I found this: an abandoned 'sippling' of this mitten! I had no idea.. It's so funny that I gave up knitting this one on exactly the same point. And I even pulled out the needles (probably for another project) but must have been so angry with the mitten that I didn't even bother to fix the stitches with a thread or something.
I'm desperate. Maybe I'll find some help when I join another KAL? Maybe Sandy's warm hands? And to seperate peaceful hands from warm ones I should cast on for real gloves meanwhile.
But it is not all this sad. This weekend I finished something. Yes, I can report a fisnish object. She lingered in the sidebar for quite some time. But now...
Clapotis is done!
What is there to say? Very pleasant knit. Nice, soft yarn (Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 print). I would very much like to find a way to include drop stitches into another design but can't think of anything at the moment.