Thanks to everyone to took the poll. While the WIPs ruled, I am really having difficulty loving this project. Really difficult.
Rip back #3 occurred after binding off the top of the mitt and coming back to the thumb opening and going, “Feh! What is going on here?” The instructions call to cast on 5 stitches after putting 10 stitches on a holder. Not looking pretty, so after ripping and reknitting (again), I’ve gone with a simple knitting the stitches on waste yarn, but decreasing K2 together across the waste yarn row to keep fewer stitches at the top part of the hand.
May need smelling salts before I finish this mitt.
Now with gratuitous photo: