I pulled out of my stash a couple of balls of Artesano Alpaca yarn that I've had for years and didn't know what to do with. Then after a quick search on Ravelry found a beautiful pattern for 'Dragon Skin Gauntlets' by Aoibhe Ni (the link to the Ravelry pattern is here). I love how they turned out, pretty, delicate and so toasty warm... however I didn't want to wreck them by wearing them outside so decided to re-raid my stash and make up a second pair.
This time I used up some pretty colours of plain old acrylic yarn and worked up these wrist warmers (based on the instructions on Lucy's Attic24 blog). Ah - lovely and snug now... only problem is that my little girl seems to be taking a liking to these gloves now!