I'm so glad I can share my successes as well as my failures. Well at least I can say I'm learning what not to do. Oh, the other thing...the reason the mitt is purled on the top is because my brain was too busy doing too many things at once or it has turned to mush. Can you believe how many rows I did before I realized "hey this is the purl stitch, not the knit stitch!" I did a couple of knit rows, a few more purls and decided to cut my losses and end the mitt, probably a bit too soon but, all in all, it turned out not too bad...will I make a match? No way, I'm on to a different one already LOL This time it's going to have a thumb...stay tuned.