I love the Kate Gilbert Gifted mitten pattern. This is the second pair of mittens I've made and this pair came out way better than the previous ones from a different pattern. The yarn is Patons Rumor in Hibiscus Heather. They were "gifted" to my knitting buddy and hoping they'll keep her hands warm through the power outage.
The storm we had up here in the Seattle area made a mess and five days later people still don't have power. Lucky so many have gas heated water and fireplaces otherwise they'd likely be miserable. We lost our power for 24 hours and it was great to sit in front of the fireplace and knit. No computer, no tv, and no cooking. :)