My knitting blues, which set in when I ran out of yarn about 7/8th of the way through these fingerless mitts, is gone! The knitting gods smiled upon me. Although the replacement yarn I was able to find was not precisely the same dk weight as the yarn I started out with, it was close enough. And the color match when I dyed it was excellent!
Although my boxer puppy, Fig, is transfixed by them (she repeatedly tried to run off with the yarn, a finished mitt, or the entire work in progress), once they are blocked, they are going onto the hands of my youngest son, who seems equally delighted with them.
I can't say enough good things about this simple, versatile pattern. In a knitting emergency, you could knock out a pair in an evening, making them perfect for last minute Christmas knitting.