Mom: What are you knitting? Mittens for your momma?
Me: This is a scarf.
My mitten apprehension was not out of laziness or unwillingness to make my mom happy, it was out of fear -- fear that mittens were too hard (and gloves were just ridiculous). But I did it! I made a pair of mini-mittens for Christmas ornaments and graduated to full size, functional, adult mittens. So here mom, here's your stinkin' mittens.
The pattern is a little weird, the whole fabric seems too airy. I considered sewing in a warmer lining but my mom said it wasn't necessary. Oh well, it's her chilly-hands funeral.
Not fully satisfied with mitten attempt version 1, I used the yarn Eddie got me for our anniversary to make myself some mittens.
They're still far from perfect (my thumbs are different sizes, whoops), but I love them. They're warm and they make me feel like a crafty child.
Used double-stranded fingering weight instead of DK yarn
Knit the whole set in 4s to avoid too small mittens (I don't think it was necessary)