Friday, June 17, 2011

Knitting Voodoo

That's the only explanation.  There is some weird sort of magic going on around these parts and, to tell you the truth, I hope it sticks around.


See?  One mitten down, one to go.  I knit that entire thing (minus the bit of cuff I showed you the other day) yesterday.  Yep, magic.  And what's more, when the fates decided to give me super speed when it comes to knitting, they also gave me mystical gauge powers.  And by that you must understand that I mean that although I didn't check gauge for these mittens (and why would I?  I mean, a decent gauge swatch would be the size of half a mitten, so why not just... knit half a mitten?  Ya know?), something magical happened.  The cuff I showed you before?  It fits.  And no, I didn't rip it out.  I didn't move up a needle size.  I didn't do anything.  It just... fits.  I'm not going to question it.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get started on the second mitten before these powers run out. (I have a feeling they're not permanent and that I have a limited number of hours in which to use them.  Sort of like Cinderella.  Except when my time runs out I'll break a needle, drop twenty-three stitches and get my mitten caught on the strongest velcro while on my way to the sink to wash out the coffee that leapt out of my mug and onto the beautiful, creamy white of the mitten just moments after I realized that ten rows back I messed up the pattern in an irrecoverable way.  Yup, I better knit fast.)

9 comments:

  1. You are so freakin funny. Seriously. Crossing my fingers that the magic continues.

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  2. WOW that was fast, and it looks awesome! Hope all is going well.

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  3. ...Or you might flush your mitten down the toilet...

    *Knocked on wood for you*

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  4. lovely. I'm waiting till a little of the summer heat has worn off before starting Anemois for my cuz.

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  5. I stand corrected...which is not unusual for me.
    Beautiful job...at least I got that part right.

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  6. Slacker!

    If you've been knitting that much it means that you haven't been practicing as much as you should, right?

    Unless you've also been practicing up a storm? Then I say WOOHOO!!!

    Also, my diet today has consisted of Oreos, chocolate chip cookies and pizza. Apparently I suck at being a grownup.

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  7. Wow what a great way to swatch!

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  8. Holy crap!!! But in a good way...

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