I love these mittens, for so many reasons...
The pattern. A snowflake with a skull in the middle. It really appeals to my warped sense of humour.
The style. I love this style of mitt - with a side thumb placement. While I've made many a peasant thumb (the type that emerges from the palm), and I will probably make more of them, I find myself adapting patterns to the side thumb style.
The colours. Green is my favourite colour, and this shade really works well with the white.
The Wool. Smart by Sandnesgarn. My go-to wool for mittens. Tons of colours and just the right weight for how I knit them.
Details (at least, as many as I can remember.)
Smart wool - 1 ball green, 1 ball white.
2.25 bamboo needles
pattern - the deathflake chart, cobbled into my own pattern. I've got to start keeping better notes, if only to ensure left and right mittens match. (These do, luckily...)
Time - less that a month, with time taken out to knit the Green Rowan Mitts and the Moebuis Hooded Cowl.
Still in a mitten knitting mood - stay tuned...