I am done knitting both mittens for Anna! The finishing part is turning out to be more difficult than the actual knitting, however. I spent a solid 4 hours tonight trying to make a snowflake on ONE mitten using double stitch. In theory, it seems very easy. In practice, it was very tricky.
Attempt 1: I pull the yarn tight, and suddenly my stitches disappear! What is going on? Where did these stitches go- I didn't pull the yarn out, just tighter. Apparently, this causes the double stitch to hide behind the real stitch.
Attempts 2-5: Various problems including inability to count stitches, inability to count rows, inability to stay in the same row, inability to follow a simple chart, and again, disappearing stitches.
Attempt 6: Perfection. AKA, I'm tired and this looks pretty good.
Actually, this does look pretty good. I'm very proud of my first pair of mittens. The insides could be a little better, and they probably won't be super warm, but they are cute and spring is coming. Medium-warm mittens are perfect for spring.