Wednesday, November 02, 2005

the untinkable

Its not like it didn't cross my mind.
Lulled by her beautiful design & photos, the good clear instructions and- I admit it- the use of hand dyed silk ribbon, I decided to go ahead, flaunt reason and trust Leigh Radford in AlterKnits when it came to the second Lace Up Fingerless Mitt.
The instructions say: Make a second glove to match first.
OK. My first, sans ribbon lacing:correct

and then,this second glove to match the firstgoodone

Yeah. Well. Its not like I'm new to mittens. Last winter I took to fingerless mitts like...well, like Kay to One Shrug Wonders. Which is to say I have some experience in making sure the thumb gussets start in opposite places, corresponding with the digits themselves on the human hand. Yet, it wasn't till I tried the thing on to check for hand length that I realized the lacing & eyelets were going up the inside arm on the second glove.

Time to rip.
Most sad, this is my yarn I've been enjoying all along. It is is fuzzy and gnarly, wooly and messy, and warm, and pretty much, untinkable.

1 comment:

Tracy Batchelder said...

That sounds like something that would happen to me.