once mitten twice shy (sorry, had to do it)

My first non-scarf knitting project wasn't nearly as complicated as I feared.  I wanted to make some nice mittens for my sister for Christmas and found a free pattern on Ravelry (a wonderfully endless source of inspiration) I thought would perfect: Cozy Cabled Mittens.  The pattern was easy to follow, except for the thumb part - which I imagine is awkward for a first-timer no matter what.  All in all, I'm pretty darn happy with how the project turned out.