I had a wee bit of yarn leftover from my cowl project, and wanting to use up every bit of this precious fiber, discovered I had just enough for some fingerless baby mittens. I really like this pattern, which is very easy and very fast! I made mine a bit shorter and on larger needles, and also knit them on straight needles instead of in-the-round (which I haven't quite yet learned how to do).
I love how they provide warmth for little hands, while also allowing for the bountiful grabbing, thumb sucking, and finger chewing that's going on these days.
They're a tad big, so she has room to grow. I'm thinking a useful modification to the pattern would be to start with a smaller size needle for the wrist ribbing, to help the mittens stay on a little better. They sometimes fall off, but she tends to keep them on, especially when she's holding something, or admiring her sweet hands with great fascination (there's a lot of that going on from baby and from mama these days, too).
Ack! I can't stand the cuteness of tiny baby fingers in tiny fingerless mittens!
Now, during farm chores, we're both very warm and very fancy.