During the hot August of working on little projects, I decided to make my first ever fingerless mitts. These will probably end of as a permanent part of my travel gear. The older I get, the colder every airplane ride is.
These are crocheted with baby alpaca that I acquired in Peru. Every few months, I'd look at the two little balls and ask, "What do you want to be?" And yes, I did expect an answer. Said response finally came this week in the form of these little mitts.
Even without a blocking, I am enamoured. The thumb gusset still needs a finishing round, which must be for effect only, as there is no real need to have another round.
Someone should have told me how quickly a pair of fingerless mitts work up! Especially in crochet. These are the type of thing that could go from hook it to gift it in a matter of days! You should give it a go. This pattern is free and can be had at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-crochet-wristers.