At some point I may or may not have mentioned my sad accident of sock yarn.
Well here you go. I bought some magic stripes yarn. It makes two socks. Then I saw some sock-ish yarn at Michael's - Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in this lucious pinkness color called crush (which I haven't seen represented well on the internet, but anyway). It was on clearance. I bought a ball.
Paul took me to a yarn shop in a town where he was doing a lot of out of town work. I told him to pick out some sock yarn so he could have socks - and I got a ball of that.
People, all balls of yarn are not created equal. I know this. I don't know what possessed me, but I didn't really pay attention to how much yarn I was not buying. Magic stripes comes in 100g balls.... and the other two only come in 50s.
So now that I've come to this realization, I brainstormed what to do with my small collection of completely different sock yarns. Which is approximately the time I discovered Knitty's Broad Street Mittens - convertible mittens. Glorious, convertible mittens - mitten tops sewn on to fingerless gloves so that the mitten part can be folded back and buttoned down. While I (tragically) don't have the yarn for a pair, I do have the yarn for the fingerless glove part!
So here I am, on approximately row 11 (counting not my forte - do you count the stitches on the needle? I think so.. but I don't know.... ) and I tried it on complete with needles poking out everywhere...
which is when I realized that it's too big.
I was using size 3 needles. Must go down to 2s, and they won't arrive for another 5-10 days (Joann.com).
I cry for my gloriously pink gloves that won't be for ... a while.
Back to those magic socks, and all my other works in progress.