I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth
While I understand the sentiment, I can't agree. I hate winter. I don't like to be cold or the feel that annual ache I get in my fingers. Well this year, I decided to be proactive and made myself a pair of fingerless mittens that may be worn indoors or out. They are perfect for when you need to send a quick text and not freeze while waiting for the bus. I designed them for eHow.com with the beginning knitter in mind. They are designed to be knitted up on straight needles rather than the usual double points. But then if you are like me and prefer knitting in the round, you could bits in the round, convert back to straight for the thumb gusset if you've never made one and then zip back to double points. Enjoy!