Do you knitters have a "carry-along" project with you at all times? I do - and mine's usually a plain sock to knit while I wait in the car-rider line at school or the doctor's office. These fingerless mitts filled the role of being my carry-along for a couple of days. You know those people who say they have no time to knit? They would have time to knit these.
I didn't deviate at all from Leslie's pattern except for my yarn choice. The yarn shop doesn't carry the Classic Elite Portland Tweed, but it seemed like the Kathmandu Aran was close enough in gauge that I could try it. (I would still like to knit a pair with the Black Forest Portland Tweed). Click to see how the mitts work like sleeves.
This weekend, I learned Portuguese knitting using a knitting pin and I want to blog about that soon; I loved it; purling for me went so much faster this way. I'd love to hear whether any of you have already tried it.