Sometimes I learn from my knitting mistakes. Sometimes they just make me want to cry. For reasons I don't understand, my second Bird-in-Hand mitten is about a quarter of an inch smaller all the way around. It's the same yarn, same size needles, and same me. WHY is this happening? This is my second try on the second mitten, so I can only assume that the bigness of the first one is a fluke and the second one is more likely my usual gage. So I guess I'll be frogging mitten one.