I really didn't think that I was over my head with this after all I had practiced the increases and decreases with success on scraps and the gusset came out right! Those are the hardest parts right? Appearently I need to stop blindly following the directions and use some common sence. I'm doing a hat now and will reattempt my Franken-mitten after that. It's from the KnitSimple Knitting Workshop book. LOL The title was quite a handful. I guess they weren't kidding!