Check out the new mitts I knit for myself. I am kind of in love with how colorful and graphic these are. I will tell you the amount of mistakes are legion, but who cares they look great. I found the pattern, mixed wave mitts (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mixed-wave-mitts), on ravelry (a fiber enthusiaists website). For the knitters each color has a series of short rows, which are new to my knitting skill sets. My less than stellar execution of the technique seemed to not hinder a stunner of a project.
I did three things right on this project. First I leaned on my friend Rachel from Dyeabolical Yarns (http://www.dyeabolicalyarns.com/) to show me how to do those pesky short rows. Second I used my stash of Dyeabolical Rainbow Minis for the the waves. Third, added an I-cord cast-off to the top and bottom to really set off the colors.
I also really love how I reversed the pattern. The reversal allows me to wear the mitts two different ways. I can show my true colors of garish me. Or I can change to show my deep, primary colors self. Regardless of which side I decide to show, both are spectacular. Call me humble and subdued, NOT!