Well, Mom likes the non-lumpy, even gauge mitten better than the completed first one, but she insists she doesn't want me to rip, and that no one will notice the differences. She may be right. I'm going to finish mitten #2, see how different they are, then make a decision on whether to rip and reknit mitten #1. The perfectionist in me knows I'm going to rip/reknit, but it feels good to give myself the freedom to say, "To hell with it! These are handknit mittens and they are not identical! I'm OK WITH THAT!"
Only one more sleep till we go to TAOS!