You guys! It took some fits and starts but I finally got my groove on with the Appleseed Mitts.
And I proceeded to knit 3 pairs.
Now. These are unconventional. The yarn I used is Mission Falls 1824 Wool. It’s sadly discontinued and I had 5 skeins in a variety of colors that I bought eons ago but not enough of any one color to knit a pair.
So I mixed it up. Combos of teal and gold, maroon and natural, gold with both maroon and natural just fell off my needles once I got the hang of the pattern.
And speaking of the pattern, it really is great despite my earlier issues. I will say that I used the smaller needle for the cuff and the larger needle for the hand (which is not how the pattern is written) and that worked well for me. Yes, it was initially an error but sometimes mistakes work out for the best. (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
This a great project for binge knitting and now I’ve got three Christmas gifts ready to go. There’s only one pair with a definite recipient, the rest are up for grabs, frankly.