When I received a box of yarn as a birthday gift from a friend, I really fell for one skein in particular. I had been wanting to make some fingerless mitts for a few weeks (it's getting cold outside!), and the Mountain Colors Twizzle seemed to be just the right yarn.
Pattern: Natalya by Jody of Savannah Chik
Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle in Bitterroot Rainbow, 0.5 skein
Needles: US4 DPNs
Time To Knit: Nov 1 - 5
Modifications: Even though I knit this on much smaller needles, I didn't have to adjust the number of stitches to make it fit my hands. I did have a different row gauge, so I knit more cable repeats after the thumb gusset, and I picked up more stitches around the thumb than called for. I also reversed the cable on the second mitt.
This was a very fast, enjoyable knit. I chose the options to make fingers, and I'm glad that I did. It was a bit fiddly, but I love having the fingers.
One cool thing about these mitts is that the yarn was gifted by a friend, and I used a pattern written by a friend. I think about them whenever I pull on the mitts, and I think it makes the wool just a little bit warmer.
I used less than half of the skein, and I'm planning to make another pair to give to someone else!