Oh boy. I don’t know what I’m doing, do I?
Today I am almost finished with my second mitten. I’m using a generic pattern that has you knit in scrap yarn at the thumb line, then you take the scrap yarn out later and pick up the stitches for the thumb.
Every thing went well with the first mitten. But for the second one, I blew right past the place where I should have knit in the scrap yarn and realized it an inch later. ‘Oh well,’ I thought. I can come back later and take it out anyhow, I’ll just have to be careful. So I continued knitting. :knitting:
Now I need to make that pesky thumb. I figured out which row I need to take out and which stitches, marked them and (oy ve!) cut the yarn (it’s stranded so I have two colors to deal with as well).
It’s not coming out as easily as I had expected it to. Actually, once I cut the yarn I froze up-oh no, I just CUT MY KNITTING! Worse, I don’t know what I’m doing!
I figured that somebody on here has the experience, wisdom, and kind heart to give me a pointer or two before I ruin the whole mitten.