Toasty hands people! I'm all about the toasty hands.
I knocked together these babies recently in a wool/silk blend tweed from Jo Sharp, "Silkroad DK Tweed" in a lovely burgundy red colour called "Emporio". They are based on the "36 Stitch Mittens" by Elizabeth Zimmermann, from the book "Knitting Without Tears". I can confirm, no tears were shed. I modified the pattern slightly to 44 stitches wide, to compensate for my gauge and spatulate hands.