So I have a thing for handwarmers. They manage to keep my hands warm while keeping my fingers free to button tiny buttons, tie short shoelaces, buckle car seats, and let's face it....text.
Last year I made these little cotton handwarmers for my kids. This year I wanted a new pair of my own, and decided to try the free Colorblock Handwarmer pattern available at the Purl Bee. I have long had a fear of double pointed needles, but I found that this double pointed needles tutorial from Purl was just what I needed to conquer that fear. I printed out the whole tutorial and double checked my needle positions using the color coded needles (genius!!) in the tutorial photos as a reference. By the second handwarmer I had it down. Now I can pull out all of the knitting patterns that I have avoided over the years simple because they have double pointed needles listed in their materials section!