(Or, I can never pay enough attention to follow directions correctly the first time.)
I've been working on my Mystery Mittenz. They're toddler sized, so I figured I can do two pair at a time while waiting for the next clue.
I can't seem to follow directions.
Even though I knit left handed with the throwing method, I usually don't have problems with charts. I just follow along like a right handed person, going from right to left on the chart, and ignoring the fact that it doesn't logically make sense, and it ends up right. This time, however, I didn't. I read the chart from left to right and so twisted the cables the wrong way.
(Insert picture of screwed up cables. Oh, wait, I didn't take one. Okay, then, just use your imagination.)
Since fellow knitters are posting the progress pictures, I was able to see that duh! I did it wrong. On four mittens. Sometimes I can fix the mistake by just ripping out a couple of stitches and knitting them back up. But it was too far back and they're just toddler sized, after all.
Clue #4 was out by now, so I ripped the first mitten back to the cable (at the very beginning of the clue, of course.) Fixed clue #3 and continued through clue #4. Did the same on mitten #2. Then..... I noticed that I also did clue #4 wrong. On two mittens.
This means that by the time I caught up, I have knitted clue #3 EIGHT times and clue #4 SIX times.
Just think how mittens I could have done now if I hadn't made mistakes!