What's that? You can't see the squirrel?
I started the mitten for real yesterday, and (thanks to Helen, and fortified by a cup of English Breakfast tea and a tart cherry scone), finally got enough of an idea of how to work with two colors of yarn to knit one and one-half rounds of the corrugated ribbing.
I'm almost (NOT QUITE) to the point of "ahhhh... THAT's how you do it" - that lovely point where something I had thought unattainable (such as knitting socks!) becomes do-able. "It's only knitting," says the Tsarina (who graciously picked up some stitches that had slid off my 2-circ sock). Yes, of course, it's only knitting -- but sometimes I develop a mental block the size of
The Ravelry women I knit with at Panera are as excited as I am about these mittens! I can't let them down. I won't let them down. (Ryan, I won't let you down...)