Thank you all for your funny comments and great suggestions. I was just about at the end of my rope when I saw the mitts were two different sizes. Yesterday I finally ripped the smaller one back, which I knit first coincidentally, to make it 1 repeat longer so they would be the same size. It worked- the mitts are the same size, freshly washed and blocked and looking quite pretty.
Maybe I shouldn't tell you this, I don't know if it's the slightly damp alpaca or what, but - the mitts are ITCHY. My whole hand got rather itchy and irritated when I put them on. I just can't win with these, honestly. I actually had an extra skein I was going to make a hat out of, but now I'm not so sure. I've used other alpaca before and never had a problem.
Oh well, you came here for the pics right? Here you go-
Lace Artist's Gloves
Actual Knit Time: 2 days, if I didn't mess up the pattern =)
Needles: US5 Magic Loop Options Needles
Yarn: The pattern called for cashmere, I substituted with Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca in color 009
Interested in more info? All posts about the mitts here
Final Note: I spend so much time on the computer, fingerless gloves are a must-have during the winter. Each year I knit a new set. I love the color and the way they turned out. As long as they stop itching me, they'll be a new favorite.
Oh yes and I almost forgot, these count for the warm hands knitalong as well, yea!