I finished my Deep in the Forest mittens. (Two weeks ago, I think?)
I modified the pattern by making each mitten different, with a forest-y back and a checkerboard palm, and by making the hands and thumbs shorter. I started the finger decreases seven rows early and omitted the last seven rows of the chart, and did the same with the thumbs (but made them five rather than seven rows shorter than specified). I'm really happy with how they turned out. The forest parts are a bit puckery, but I think that's to be expected for my first real colorwork project, and it's not too bad.