Made a jaunt to Uncommon Threads yesterday with Melissa and Greg (yes, both our boyfriends have gone and stayed in yarn stores with us. aww) where she picked up some lovely yarn for a new project. I happen to once again have yarn envy since Melissa's currently working on a hat made of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky she scored when I tipped her off to the sale.
I've taken a quick break and broken into the world of double pointed needles to make these great fingerless mittens . I had wanted to use my lone ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran since they said worsted weight would do. No gauge was specified. After casting on 30 stitches I surmised that even with my smaller hands, there was no way that the cuff would fit over my hand. A quick check reveals a gauge of 16 stitches for 4 inches for the yarn used in the pattern. Whoa. Not the right weight of yarn to match the ones I've got in my hands. So I abandon my dreams of cashmerino mittenettes and grab some cotton blend called Deminstyle I bought at Michaels and cast on. Muuch better.
Then I was knitting away so intently to produce something worth photographing that I went from having my stitches spread over three dpn to two dpn1.
Okay, off to study what's under the yarn.
1 Double Pointed Needles