After my last update I managed to locate 3 dpn's in the correct size and one circular in the right side. When I saw them I remembered using them for the first mitten I made. The knitting went much smoother. Again I reiterate that stripes and mittens in the round are not a good idea. Next time I am possessed to make striped mittens with out self-striping yarn I will knit them flat.
All I need is to send them off to my teacher, I hope they were worth the wait!
This is the right hand mitten pre-magic. The sparkly yarn is removed and stitches picked up to make the flip top. It's really clever. I like the construction of these mittens and I would make them again, just not with stripes. Any issues I had with the pattern(s) I was using was all self inflicted. You can read my Rav notes here.
I am so happy to happy to have these mittens off my list and out of my brain. Next UFO I will start will be a sock for the hubs and a toy or three.