i made these some time ago, but i'm just now getting around to posting. they're janelle master's reading mitts, published by ewe yarns. i made the first pair while traveling to and from england. they were a fairly quick knit and the end product is incredibly wearable. the lace work at the top and bottom provides additional support as well as warmth.
becca saw them while we were staying with them and asked me to make a purple pair. for these i used a wool/cashmere blend, which turned out softer and more flexible then the wool/cotton blend i used for mine.
all in all they were a nice project. a relatively simple knit with a very usable result.