I was going to make these for me, but after showing the pattern and yarn to my sister over thanksgiving I ended up making them for her. She is now the most knitted for person I know. I have previously made her a hat a few years ago, which she still wears, thus my willingness to knit for her again.
This pattern is fabulous, and the quickest knit I have ever accomplished. I just loved seeing the mittens develop, and the colors change. So lovely! I deviated from the pattern a bit to follow a few of wiciousbeasts tips. I cast on 36, and did the Zimmerman thumb, but other than that I followed the pattern closely. I am just so impossibly pleased with these, trying them on, they are comfy, warm, and stylish to boot! (at least to me :)