So Hello Yarn's mitten pattern suggests a women's small/medium mitten size is about 8" around. In 6 s/in that would be 48 stitches. Okay!
I checked my pattern, and, lalala, six stitches to the inch, and I have, let's see, one, two, three... doop de do,
eighteen, nineteen, twenty... dum te dum,
fourty-one, fourty-two, fourty-three... dee-tee-dee,
fifty-four, fifty-five, fifty six... I -- oh crap.
Sixty?! A ten inch circumference?! No wonder it feels huge!
But... how on earth did I decide on sixty? I don't even know!
Heep! How am I going to lose... carry the one... twelve stitches from the pattern?! Okay, less because of ease, but STILL!
Crap. I think the frogging has been confirmed... But at least now I can fix the ladders which are all "HERE WE ARE! LOOK AT US! UGLY UGLY UGLY!!"
At least they are to me.
That's right, my knitting talks to me. You be quiet.
#25. When planning mittens and accounting for gauge, and you happen to have a tape measure and, oh, I don't know, your hand, it's a good idea to measure your hand, dopus!