e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
e_moon60
e_moon60

Almost Done

So last night, awakened by paroxysms of coughing from a too-short sleep, I picked up the unfinished mitt and had at it.  Decided to use a K1P1 ribbing at the very top, and discovered (partway through the intended length) that I was running out of yarn.  NOT the place I wanted to try splicing in another length, esp. since I was working between coughing fits, sneezing fits,  trips to the kitchen to bring back more tissues, cough drops, and water.  Also tired.  I did finally get the bind off done with about 12 inches of yarn left hanging, but did not pull the yarn through tightly, as I was considering unraveling in the morning back a ways to make a taller top line of ribbing.

In the morning, I put it on to show family...and disaster....as the bind off came unbound and freed up a bunch of K & P stitches.  In a panic, I went on an secured the last stitch holding, then got a needle and put the others back on, and redid the bindoff, but now, instead of the surprisingly smooth and even top, there are...irregularities.   You can see them easily; I changed the contrast and all so you could.  Yes, I already know about them (hint, hint) and what I did wrong (hint, hint) so you don't have to explain.  Still haven't dealt with building up a short thumb section.

Fingerless-mitt-almost1
That place where my wedding ring is peeking through?  That's where the unraveling started, propagating rightward.

I would've liked another half inch of length, but as this is a test mitt, it wasn't worth attaching another big hunk of yarn.  This was a leftover from (I think) short socks, themselves leftovers from long socks.

A view of the back of my hand--I had to put my hand flat on my desk, and stand up, to get the camera to focus on it.

Fingerless-mitt-almost2

The few rows of 1x1 ribbing did uncurl the stockinette,  This mitt fits a little more snugly on my right hand, but I needed that one to hold the camera so I would be angled to catch the light from the window.

Anyway...I'm wearing it while typing, with the stitch holder still holding the 10 stitches at the bottom of the thumb-hole and it's quite comfortable to work in. For indoor use (it's a north window, and leaky) I don't really need a thumb section--but I have had a cold wrist and hand.  Today I have one slightly chilly wrist and hand, and one that feels comforted.

The next one should be better.   Especially if I can get over this virus (though when I do, I must plunge into book revision.  At present I can't stay up that long.)
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