So – the koigu mittens I’ve been working on (yes, there will be a pattern, hopefully pretty soon!). They’re pretty. They’re knit in semi-solid koigu. And they were started last winter.
So when I started the second mitten, I wasn’t sure what colour I held in which hand, and went for the easier way – the brown in my left (because I knit continental, and more of the stitches are brown) and the purple in my right.
Wrong! I totally had the nagging feeling as I started the chart that it wasn’t that easy the last time. Then I looked at the mittens together, and yup – wrong hands. The background colour (brown) should’ve been carried in my right hand (the strand which is carried “over” the other) so that the foreground (carried under the other) would pop. Darn.
The fact that it’s a mitten means it’s pretty fast going, though, and I’m almost done the thumb gore again. And it just occurs to me now that I have two projects on the go that are chocolate brown + some other colour (the socks from yesterday are the other project).
Tomorrow’s my book launch at lettuce knit – won’t you join me?