Saxon Mitts so much that he requested these fingerless mitts. That was last January. I quickly knit up the right hand. Made a mistake on the left. Got annoyed with myself and set them aside. Forgot about them for eleven months.
My son has a better memory than I do, however, and he mentioned them a couple weeks ago. Looking at the half done left hand, I realized that I had no idea where in the patterns I'd stopped, so I frogged it and started anew.
A few days later, he had his mitts. He wears them both outside and in. Mostly indoors, while writing. Like me, his hands get ice cold when he's typing. So I'm calling these his Writer's Mitts.
Arco Guide to Knitting Stitches. I should buy that book. I check it out from the library so often, it practically lives at my house. My husband suggested I ask the library if I can buy their copy. It doesn't seem like anyone else ever checks it out.
The basic math for the mitt is Ann Budd's, from her Handy Book of Patterns. I'm not sure I've ever used anything other than the mitten and glove patterns in that book, but I've used them so often the purchase was totally worth it.