Knitters, you know what I’m talking about. I don’t mean the very helpful devise for reaching things too high up:
I have nothing against these ladders.
I’m talking about these bad boys right here:
I consider myself a fairly experienced knitter. Sure, there are things that throw me for a loop sometimes (knitting pun unintentional, just a very happy coincidence), but I’m proud of my skills and what I can do with sticks and string. And then, every so often, a project comes along that keeps me humble – these mittens is one such pattern.
A volunteer at my Museum came to me and asked me to make her a pair of mittens, and in exchange this very talented sewer will make me a few accessories to go with my costume. A very fair trade and I happily accepted. I bought the amazing yarn (Berroco Ultra Alpaca, cream in colour), cast on to my DPNs and started knitting. And then they started. The ladders. Those cursed ladders. Regardless of how I was snugging the yarn before the start of each needle, they just kept coming, and in my mind, getting worse with each round.
I turned to the Ravelry community and their oh-so helpful forums for advise, and ultimately, I dashed out to my LYS and bought circular needles with a very short cable. Frogged, cast on, and away I went.
Now, I’m happy.