As I type, my wrists are warm and toasty inside my completed wrist warmers. I made the ones in Last Minute Knitted Gifts out of Noro Cash Iroha. This is the yarn the pattern calls for, but I'm not 100% satisfied with it. I read somewhere that it pills and I can tell that it might. Plus, every so often there are big blobs of yarn, like it is not spun. I think it makes my end product look a bit sloppy. Overall, I am very excited to have a completed, useful project. I have another skein in this color and might make a scarf.
Update: I just found this pattern online, so you don't have to have the book to make them.
But, the really exciting news here has been what's been coming to my mailbox. Look what was here when I arrived home yesterday - a package from Lynne! We had an informal swap between the two of us and I think what she gave me is wonderful! Can you believe she gave me handmade mittens and a handmade apron? Thank you so very much, Lynne! (I had pictures of me modeling the apron and mittens, but they're not so great.)
Today's mail brought a great package from Geraldine! Geraldine recently had a caption contest and I happened to win! The prize was two signed copies of her cookbook. Thank you bunches and bunches, G! Tonight I made Geraldine's Savory Cheddar Cheese Muffins. They were so, so good! You've got to try them.