Cold weather and little hands are not a good combination. Isabelle has grown out of her baby mittens so I started looking for some cosy toddler mitts.
Jorid Linvik designs wonderful knitting patterns, see her website at http://www.joridweb.com/butikk/
I was torn between the Tango Elefant mittens and the Liten Fuggel ones but the possibility of knitting matching socks won the day for the Liten Fuggel. The mittens were great fun to knit, enough pattern to be a challenge but small enough to be a fairly quick knit.
My only modification was to change the thumb colour to red instead of white. I think white would soon look dirty.
On Friday we tried the mittens on Isabelle, she was not impressed but will hopefully appreciate the warmth on chilly days. She loves wearing hats (just like her Daddy) but likes to be able to wriggle her fingers without gloves. At the moment gloves and socks are removed and discarded as soon as possible, fingers and toes are much too interesting to keep covered up!