Update: Here is my mitten after class two. Yes, that there is a real thumb!
A lovely friend asked if I would take a knitting class with her. I thought if nothing else it would be a nice night out with her, and said yes. I have learned to rip things out and even how to knit some things quite right. I am tickled, well - pink! Look at that progress. We have three weeks of class and then should have competed one mitten. We will also have enough yarn left to complete the matching mitten...or hopefully the contact information of the person who also made one mitten in the same color - worst case scenario you can buy your way to a full pair.
Now I wonder dear readers..what would you suggest I try for my third ever knitting project? I have a scarflette in mind or maybe a simple sweater. Any thoughts? Have you made something cool? Is there a yarn or needle I just have to try out? Leave me a note/link in the comments section.