I'm still working on my skull mitts. I decided to switch to a smaller (size 3) needle. Plus I found that when I ripped out 3 rows, I had little pieces of yarn everywhere and didn't know where to start back up again. So I had little choice but to start again, which was no big deal because I'd already decided it would look better with the other needles. I really wanted size 2 but the smallest size Michaels carried was a 3. I switched my brainset from 'knitter' to knitting designer and that alone is helping me to reach a new level.