I finished the first glove for the Bead Along over the weekend between cars, trains, and subways. I'm not really happy with how it turned out... I like it, but it's not wearable for me. The first reason is the knuckles - it doesn't cover mine!
A few other irks and grumbles I have about this pattern.
1. It doesn't cover my knuckles!! I don't know why, but this bugs me so much!
2. It's a bit confusing after the thumb. I assumed that it wants you to start the ribbing, but I could be wrong. I just did what the pattern said so I could blame someone else when I didn't like how it turned out.
3. The yardage is off. Never, never, in a hundred million years will this pattern use 200 yards of yarn. I haven't measured, but I'm willing to bet money on this. That's just a pet peeve of mine.
I keep finding reasons to grumble about this pattern, but honestly, I'm just mad at myself for spending $4.99 on this. $4.99 for Fingerless mitts? I thought surely I would be getting some sort of amazing, quality pattern that would change the way I feel about making fingerless gloves. That was not the case at all - I've learned my lesson, that's for sure. Eventually, I'll get over it - eventually!
And to top it all off, I found a ladder.
There you have it, honest to goodness proof that I am not perfect. I've never had a ladder happen when knitting before! After using DPN's for ... almost 5 years, now that I think about it. I'm wondering if I can fix it by tightening every little stitch by hand?
Anyway, at some point this week I'll find the rest of my beads and get ready for the second round of this pattern. They really are pretty - but, I think I'm going to pawn this pair off on someone as a present and make my own pair, making a few mods to make it more "me."