So I think I’m finally getting the hand of two-color knitting (I use both hands, and I think I’ve got the tension thing licked). Started with Hansa Mittens. Still have some problems, though.
Exhibit 1. Hansa mitt without thumb. Note the F-ed up braid on the cuff, and try not to notice where I made up my own pattern around the middle of the mitten.
Exhibit 2. This mitten is FREAKISHLY LONG. I have some ideas on how to fix it (most of which involve lots of frogging), but I want to wait and confirm with Sylvia tomorrow before I do something drastic. Note that the width could not have been any more perfect if I’d planned it….
The good news is that knitting these is like eating potato chips (and MUCH healthier for me). So I’ve ordered Terri Shea’s book (Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition) along with the new Homespun Handknit book. Got a great deal from KnitPicks (currently having a 40% off sale on books, and might have accidentally ordered some sport-weight yarn to get the free shipping.