In my quest to become proficient enough with knitting to knit a sweater, I made a pair of wrist warmers/fingerless gloves for myself.
I used the pattern Friends and some handspun, hand-dyed BFL wool.
The ends still need weaving in, but I’m calling them done (it’ll only take a few minutes once I feel like sitting down and doing it, anyway). Skills acquired: purling the right way, M1 increases, picking up stitches, ssk and k2tog decreases, binding off in pattern, casting on to DPNs, sequestered stitches.
Mistakes were made. I have a tendency to twist my purl stitches, but I think I’ve broken that habit. And the first set of M1 increases got twisted, leaving a pair of weird, but stable, holes. Other than that, super happy with these cute (and easy!) wrist warmers.