I finished the second mitten yesterday and started the thumb:
note to self: do not try to pick up stitches in the late afternoon with dark wool -- you really need good morning natural light.
This morning I knit along, watching the Olympics and jumping up constantly to lesson the stress on my arm. But I was not happy with my "pattern" -- it just wasn't coming out evenly.
So I frogged it back to the start of the thumb ... I feel like those poor athletes that come in 7th... at least they are at the Olympics and they've trained well, and at least I finished the body of both mittens.