I learned to knit because I wanted to make myself a pair of fingerless mitts. I bought the yarn and the pattern for the mitts, but I have yet to actually use that yarn to make those mitts. However, I have knitted lots of fingerless mitts over the last three years.
My beautiful wife modeling Barb's pair
This year our household has been the fingerless mitts knitting factory. Using a pattern from a ballband of Artful Yarns I have made five pairs that I have given away. My wife however is dropping pairs off her needles, like leaves from a tree.
She has tweaked the pattern and worked it into her own. She actually gave me pointers on how to attach the gusset to the rest of the mitt. Yesterday I nearly tripped over a big bag of mitts in her living room. Sometimes it is good to share a home with another knitter.