Stayed up late to finish Sharon's mitts last night, which included a twenty minute soak, gentle squeezing out of the water, and then shaping so they dry right.
The pattern is Vancouver Fog on Ravelry.
The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in the Black Velvet colorway.
Sharon picked this pattern out because she liked the longer length in the pictures, and ithink they'll look great on her both outside in the winter, or as she mentioned, in her child office at work. She picked the color based on clothes she'd most likely wear to work I believe. I could see guys wearing this same pattern on a cold snowy day, but maybe in a solid dark mossy green, rusty red, our solid dark gray-and maybe a yarn that's a little less refined looking. I'm learning that's something near about knitting-some patterns can be made to look more feminine or masculine based on yarn texture and color choice.