(Not a great photo of this fab yarn, but it's the only way I could photograph my hands. I didn't realize until cropping this that I'm (still) wearing a sequined headband from the kids' dress up. I was a very glamorous Tooth Fairy today, if you're wondering.)
These handwarmers are some of my favorite things (are you singing the song yet?). I'm always on the chilly side, and these are just perfect for wearing in the house (after Steve reminds me that it costs money to keep the house heated to 75 degrees. oops.), or out in that in-between weather. And with the right clothes, these mitts also provide a bit of sass when that's required (you know, like when a kid messes with mine at the playground).
Back to the mitts. I've made lots of these for myself and friends, using the Fingerless Mitt pattern from Weekend Knitting (one of my favorite knitting books). This yummy pair is headed across the country to a friend who I hope might love them too. I knit this pair with Patagonia Nature Cotton. (my first time using it, and I'm quite pleased. kettle dyed. yum.) I've seen similar free patterns here, here, and here (I like these ribbed ones a lot).