To start off I once saw a pattern that listed the experience level as advanced-beginner and I think that perfectly describes me. I can kind of do stuff but I'm still a beginner and if I can't finish a project in a weekend I'm probably not going to.
Secondly, I'm the last person you would guess to make or wear elven gloves. No judgment just not my style.
But I was looking for a pattern to practice
lace and I found this Vogue http://store.vogueknitting.com/p-1902-fingerless-gloves.aspx
one and talked myself into buying it. It's was awesome! I did it in two weekends, one for each glove, and it was fun.
I had the skien of Souk which I don't like because it breaks so easily but I loved the color. I bought it with fantasies of making a leafy something or other. The pattern wanted 2 200 yard skeins but I did it with just one.
The construction is what I love most. Basically you make two stars, stitch them together, then fold in half and stitch at the points.
There are a couple mistakes but hey for a first try I am proud, I love them, I think they are badass, and I would never wear them. So my favorite part of this whole story is that I wrapped them up pretty and left them at my friends door. She would totally sport them and I got to do a random good deed.