Finally!!! I finished these on Dec. 30 and wrapped them up to give to my dad on New Year's Eve ... just in time for the warmest winter Northern California has had in a while. But it felt great to get these done, nevertheless.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool, gray (8401)
Needles: US 6 dpns
Started: September 19, 2008
Finished: December 30, 2011
Total Time: way too long
Cost: ~ $15-20
My dad tried them on and they fit really well, but I cringed the whole time as he stuffed his hands into them and pulled the mitten caps on and off ... it's difficult not to treat your knits like your children and accept the fact that gifted knits belong to someone else and you have no control over how they're treated.
I hope my dad gets a lot of use out of these guys ... they were a long time coming!
Next up? A Cambridge Watchcap for my wonderful, tolerant boyfriend. Not knitting anything with appendages sound really, really appealing.