The fetching are done, and my hands are happy.
It's strange, I never really thought than arm/hand warmers did much to keep you warn, but they actually do.
While my fingers aren't covered they do stay a bit warmer than if I had nothing, and the rest of my hand and wrists are nice and toasty, and that in and of itself seems to make me feel warmer overall.
A word on the knit picks swish superwash.
This pair took just over one ball, (I ran out with three hand rows and a thumb to go.) if had knit the wrist portion to the recommended length of 2 1/2 inches instead of adding an extra inch I probably could have done it with just one ball.
Also the first fetching is noticeably more worn looking than the second, and I see, just since wearing them last night and this morning that they are beginning to get a little pilly and ratty looking. Its not too bad, mostly on the palms, and I could probably fix them right up with my sweater stone, but I'm surprised at how quickly they got this way.
Somebody mentioned to me the other day after I had started these that they were putting off making them because they were afraid of the 'thumb trick' (knitting waste yarn, putting it back, knitting again and them picking up the stitches later).
And that is such an easy little trick, and makes these mitts so easy and quick, and it seems such a pity to not make them just because of it, so I put together a tutorial while making me second fetching last night. I have to edit together, but I should have it up by tomorrow.