I have finished my first pair of mittens made from a pattern I made myself. They look terrible off the hand but fit like a glove on. I feel so pleased with myself.
So please in fact that I then went on line and had a look for patterns so I could work out how to improve them. There are patterns everywhere out there in the ether. This is a great basic pattern and comes in various sizes, (and it is free).
And I now realise that they are a great way to use up left over wool. I wonder where I picked up the idea that gloves were better than mittens? Somewhere in my childhood I suppose and I would love to learn how to knit gloves. Especially those vintage ones that my great aunt knitted and won the glove knitting section of the Royal Easter Show in Sydney back in the 1950's. But for know I will just feel pleased with myself and my current achievement.