Okay, well immediately after I typed the words above I remembered that I had not actually followed the directions (online pattern). The pattern called for size 6 double point needles and I only had size 5. So there were some stitches and rows to be added. It also recommended a heavier weight yarn which I did not have, so these were knitted with Bamboo Wool. They are super soft. LLSS didn't want to part with them and has put in a request for a pair of her own. That will really require some pattern altering. All in all, I don't feel too bad about this, my second ever knitting project. Happy birthday, Em!