I was delighted when I found this KAL last night and wanted to join in on the fun. Of course, living here in New Hampshire, the thought has often crossed my mind of the practicality of fingerless mitts. Someone suggested that the school marching bands could probably use them as it can be quite chilly here even before the big Thanksgiving games, etc. I think they're cool and did make some last year.
So, after perusing patterns on the internet, I've settled on the Diamond Mits I found at Knitting Pattern Central. http://knittingbloggyblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/diamond-handwarmers-pattern.html. I like the diamond shape on the top and am thinking of incorporating some beads into it. (Of course, I haven't even read through the pattern completely yet). That's me - just go ahead and dive right into the deep end of the pool.
Next decision to be made was yarn. I wanted to use some handspun and dug in my small stash. I'm a new spinner and usually only spin up about 2 ounces at a time. Yea, perfect amount for fingerless mits.
Here's the yarn I plan to use on my first pair.