Well, I have begun my adventures in making gloves, and the results are amusing, at least. I've wanted to make gloves for some time, especially fingerless, and I have a pattern I downloaded to get to "sometime" so when a friend asked if I'd make her a pair of gloves, I thought I'd take the plunge. The cuff and palm went fine, the thumb gusset seems to be ok, then the pinky finger, ring finger, so far so good, except the reserved stitches seemed to be in an odd place. Then I started the middle finger and something seemed to be seriously wrong. When I had finished that, I discovered the stitches on the holder for the pointer were in the middle of palm, still attached to the pinky. Obviously, I started something in the wrong place.
So I started a new one, and I'll be more careful about what order I do things. The pattern just says "pick up four here," or "cast on 4 there" and I'm obviously going in the wrong direction or something. On this one, I think I'll put the reserved stitches on two holders instead of one so I can make sure I'm working the correct stitches for each finger. If that works, I'll look at how to frog the fingers on the first one and try again.
Anyway, I thought someone might find this amusing.