I'm much happier with these. The palm is in plain stockinette and the cursed honeycomb cable is gone, replaced by a continuation of the twisted cable.
I've just started the main part of the second mitten. I really hope I can finish these soon. I like cabling a lot, but the relentless foggy gray of the knitting is getting to me. Too much like the winter sky.
The Fool suggested I pick up something more colorful, but I'm not sure what. Maybe it's time to bring the Cat Bordhi socks I started in August (!!) out of retirement and finish those up.