I know its a bad pun - but these are good mittens! I finished the fetching mittens using a single ball of Cashmerino Aran (as called for in the pattern). The pattern warns that you will have less than a yard left, in fact I had about 4"remaining, and only because I did 2 fewer rows on the hand than called for.
However, the pattern is really quick to knit and the mittens are cute, and the cashmerino aran works really well. So, I immediately cast on another pair - this time in the knitpicks bare that I dyed with Kool-aid. I think I'm going to give these mittens to my neighbour who admired my green mittens (big mistake for her! Ha ha...you like these green mittens? let me give you some completely different in purple).
Looking at this photo I am astonished that I do not have a highly lucrative as a hand model...now added to the little fat hands with fingers like sausages I seem to have wrinkly wrists with age spots.