Ok so I did what you guys suggested in my last posting about frogging the mitten down to the cuff, and starting with the stranded work again, I did it and now Im almost done with mitten number 1, and it looks great! I cant wait to post finished pictures on here of them. Im trying to work my way up, once I get this mitten thing down I want to try doing a pair of socks...then the ultimate test..a sweater...yes, I am that ballsy. This mitten is taking a little longer than usual because I WOULD have knit on the train on my way back from Munich yesterday (4 hour train ride), but alas, my company didnt get me a seat reservation, and the entire train was full, so I was forced to curl up in the little step space by the train door....on the plus side I sat next to a REALLY hot guy...seriously, he was like walking porn. So unfortunately didn't get any knitting done,..BUT I have the weekend...number 1 will probably be finished tonight if I go hardcore, which I probably will, im pre-gaming for the night of knitting ahead of me...when I say pre-gaming I mean Im drinking a sugar free red bull and listening to my favorite songs...then when I get soooo energized...Ill knit until this thing is done (I have one inch left on the main body and then the thumb) So wish me luck, I cant wait to show everyone! By the way, Ive never blocked anything before...I still need to block that manly cable scarf I finished last month and these mittens...anyone know what I could use as a blocking board? Would cardboard suffice? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.