So now that the Give A Hoot mittens are behind me, I've moved on to my next pair. "Big needle mittens" won out over "little needle mittens," but as far as I'm concerned, "big" is a subjective term. To me, 3.25 mm is a BIGNEEDLEMITTEN that I can cram a crapload of pattern onto. Observe the fruit of today's labours:This is as far as I got on my new mitten pattern this afternoon. What you're looking at is the cuff of a mitten that is going to end up sporting a whole lotta Bavarian-style twisted stitches. This technique, if you're not familiar with it, features a lot of very tiny, very twisty cables which just happen to be the tiniest, twistiest, loveliest cables you can find on any side of the Black Forest (the Black Forest being where all those hams and cakes roam free.) I, for one, am impressed that I made it this far into a twisted stitch pattern this quickly, even if I was a little twitchy afterward. It's not so bad, and definitely worth the results.
And yes, for those of you who are fans of eyes on owl mittens, I dug through the button stash today. Is this better?Please note that the eyes are not actually attached to the owls, but they should be soon.