I finally made the mittens! The last two steps of the tutorial from Five Green Acres confused me and so I improvised. Here they are!
upcycled sweaters, the wool one was an old sweater of my mom's and the
cashmere was an old one I bought from Savers for $10, worn so much there
were holes in it. Now they have a new purpose! These mittens are wicked warm and comfy. Seriously, I wish I could make a blanket out of these two materials. Maybe one day I will.