In the last few days, it's been feeling as if spring is at least possible. It's still chilly, but maybe we can look forward to warmer times. All winter, we've been wearing thick mittens and gloves, but now it seems that less covering might be needed. This is when fingerless mitts shine: they provide warmth and cosiness, but your fingers are unimpeded. (Of course, if it's seriously cold, then they layer over full-fingered gloves in the warmest way.) These are Kathleen's Mitts, a crochet pattern which is entirely customisable: you choose the yarn, the length, the trim. The stitch pattern makes them conform to any hand, and they're simple enough to be a first crochet project. If you have basic crochet skills (chain, double, treble), you can learn to make them in a class on Sunday 23rd February. The mitts in the picture are knitted with Malabrigo Sock, and the model is holding more of it in the "Lettuce" colourway. And because we love it, here's another picture with hints, perhaps, of things to come.