ROFL!!! OK I'm ROBL!!! Ouch stomach hurts. Whew.. calmer now to tell you what has me in such a hysterical laughter and yes it has to do with thrums. Not just the fun to say part, but the boo boo I made and thanks to Susan I figured it out!
So the thrummed mitten continues sort of they got ripped backed again. See Susan asked me why my outside stitches seemed so loose when she see these mittens with the outside stitches looking tighter. Hmm... well that got me thinking (I should really cut that out). Tight? Hmm... jeez I'm knitting them on a size US 4 / 3.5 mm and I don't knit that loose. So I came home from work and got online. Looked on my Ravelry project page then the pattern page, then other knitters who have knit this page, back to the pattern page. Then I see it! I'm knitting on a US 4 / 3.5 mm when I should have been knitting with a 4 mm. See that? A 4mm
which would be a...yep US 6. So my stitches aren't to loose my thrums are too big!!! LOL!! *wiping tears of laughter*. So of course I ripped them back to the ribbing which was knit with the right size needles. So my thrummed mitten went from this:
See what a difference!
Now keep in mind I have to still tighten up the top thrums. LOL!! Also keep in mind that I went with what Hello Yarn said on her site here is the link http://www.helloyarn.com/wp/?p=425
about no harm done with super fat thrums I don't think my first attempt is what she meant. I knew I wanted bigger thrums to give me more of a rounded shape since my DD would probably like that more than the more heart shape. Looking at the first picture boy they were round alright! LOL!! Sorry calming down again.Oh by the way I did forget to mention that for the knitting the thrum on the second row of the pattern I used The Yarn Harlot's see here http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/thrumfaq.html
way of knitting into the back of the stitch which is giving me more half moon shape than the heart shape.
It is so much easier to knit with the larger needles. Oh I did get to the waste yarn for the afterthought thumb trick part
Also I did manage to finally decided on the yarn I want to use for my co-workers Christmas presents and got those wind up today. So at least I'm making some progress.
Thank you bunches Susan!!