that I immediately started a second pair of Bella's Mittens. This time I cast on 45 stitches instead of 43, and let those extra two stitches go up the entire hand. It made the use of yarn a very tight thing, but I still had a few yards left after finishing the thumb. This time it fits me MUCH better in the upper arm and wrist, which is exactly what I wanted to achieve. But I don't want blue mittens. So my current plan is to put both pairs away as possible Winter Solstice gifts and eventually make myself a grey or black pair that really fits me. Two of my cousins have also put in orders... Erin wants cranberry red and fingerless, and Kristen has not yet chosen a color.