VICTORY!!!! The golden cabled mittens are complete after many rounds of frustration. You may remember from this post entitled “the mittens from you know where” that they were giving me a serious hard time. Well I buckled down and got them done. I’m half embarrassed to tell you what happened to them. Part of the problem was, as Martha suggested, that I had unraveled the yarn so many times they were knitting up a bit differently and the other problem is that I was watching WAY too much Parks & Recreation while making these. I knit the last iteration of the second mitten at my desk with nothing to entertain me but a pen and paper to mark off rows and they turned out just fine. Yikes! I am definitely blaming Ron Swanson on this one. Anyway now that they are finished I am super happy with them. I am pretty sure that mittens are my favorite things to knit and although I’ve now knit 5 or 6 pairs, I’m sure this won’t be my last…I’m going to really try to get as excited about socks though. I could really use some new socks and this here pattern is just calling my name. Oh, and here’s the ravelry page for these little mitten buddies.