Just bought the pattern for these mittens, not because I'm a huge fan of Twilight (actually the whole Twilight thing utterly perplexes me -- another post for another day, perhaps) but because I *love* gauntlett-style mittens. They are really the ideal mittens to wear for a Saskatoon winter. The Saskatchewan winter wind gets into your clothes everywhere and feels like a million tiny razors slashing your skin. Rather like the Florida equivalent of sand in your bathing suit, without the beach, or the sun, or the ocean. These mittens will cover my arms up to the elbow and give me just one more layer of protection. In case you're curious, no, you never get used to a Saskatchewan winter.
The really exciting part, though, is that knitting these mittens will represent my first attempt at a cable pattern, and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I just finished crocheting a vintage-inspired cover for a throw pillow, and so was in need of a new project. Now to pick the wool -- something durable and warm, I think, in red or burgundy, perhaps? We'll see how they turn out!