I finished my first Elwood mitten last night at Purlygirls.
He's so cute I couldn't stop giggling over it. There were also a lot of comments about my beaver that had us all giggling. And, yes, we are 12 years old.
As you can see my stranded colorwork isn't all that great. I have a hard time with tension since my left hand is much, much looser than my right. I should have put the white yarn in my left hand instead of the brown. Also I should have trapped every 2-3 stitches instead of 5-6. Also, even though the two yarns are the same gauge, the brown is much more plump which is another challenge to evenness. Let's just call it a learning experience.