So, I kind of suspected these might be done next, if only because over the weekend, I had taken them out of time-out, unraveled the decreases on the one that was too short, and then adjusted the yarn quantities so that the dark blue would run out in the same spot on both mittens. But I didn't put it past them to find some new way to annoy me.
Nevertheless, here they are- kid Salt-and-Pepper mittens, inspired by the pattern in Robin Hansen's Fox and Geese and Fences:
These were an experiment. You may recall that I got a large box of sport weight yarn a few months back. Well, these mittens are made from some of that. They're sized for a two-year old. On the theory that at least they wouldn't take long if they were really annoying. Guess what? Yeah, they took a while, and they're really annoying. Colorwork mittens are not going to be my plan for using up the sport weight yarn. Hats are fine, they just need more stitches around. Mittens are rather more fiddly, since they need proportions adjusted in the row count as well as the stitch count. Mind you, I'm not saying I won't try it again, particularly if I find a pattern written for this weight of yarn. But it's not going to be my go-to project for this particular box of yarn.
Biscuit liked them, however, and helped me finish them by subduing the yarn.
I think it's scared, don't you?