I got my butt kicked by a pair of fingerless mitts last night!
The whole thing just bewilders me. I put on a movie and cast on for a pair of Axel Mitts and got the first one almost completely finished before deciding that they'd fit better and I'd love them a lot more if I went up a needle size. So I frogged and started over.
I couldn't get anywhere with my second try. I had holes in the thumb gusset. I messed up the ribbing across the palm.
I really want these mitts, so I'm going to try again as soon as I get some peace and quiet. There's no reason I can't do them -- especially since I already did it once yesterday!