Since the book I was going to use as a guide has not arrived yet, I designed and knitted something I have been wanting for a while:
I am always cold. ALWAYS. And since I cannot afford to run the heat until it brings the house up to 75', and since our heat pump couldn't handle that anyway, I need to warm myself without making my family crazy.
So I made wrist warmers. This project was great because I finally learned how to make a thumb hole (and did a dandy job first time out of the box - yay me!), so now I can make more of these, and also transition right into mittens.
This project also allowed me to use some yarn I had been saving for years, waiting for the right project. I love how the wool transitions from gray to purple to green. Very Jen. My only complaint is that the patterns on the two wrist warmers did not match up. I thought I was doing great when both the cuffs were gray, but then the manufacturers did a switcharoo and tied a green string to a purple and completely messed me up. I could have pulled it out, but I didn't want to waste yarn. Well, live and learn.
So now I can have warm, stylish hands, but usable fingers.
(This picture and the first one were taken by the almost-5-year-old. He's pretty good!)