Somehow I got home the other day with only one of my very, very, very, most favorite fingerless mitts. I have been intending to make 2 more pairs of these because I love them so much. But of course I haven't started yet. And here I am needing them now.
Luckily I got some cashmere sweater sleeves that have been turned into mitts at an art show right before Christmas. Extra lucky I bought them even though I didn't think I would need them since I was going to knit some myself. Extra, extra lucky I know myself well enough to know I wouldn't get them done anytime soon.
The cashmere is delightfully soft and cozy. BUT... for those days when it is super cold (below 20 degrees) I pull out the big guns. When I first made these I thought they were too long. Silly me. They are great for tucking up into the sleeves of your coat to keep that freezing wind out. Here is a link to the pattern if you are interested. Bella's Mittens
I'm thinking of attaching all my mittens to my coat sleeves in the future. Just in case someone tries to sneak them out of my pocket and drop them on the sidewalk.