I failed to mention these mitts in my recent round-up of WIPs. They, like the others before them, are a gift. They're a long overdue token of thanks. During the holidays, I received a gorgeous stone, drip- glazed tea pot. My boss' wife is an incredibly talented potter, and she is so kind and generous as to send him to the office with pieces for me to take home. I look incredibly forward to receiving them. Her work is incredible.
My favorite way to show my appreciation of a handcrafted gift is to give a handcrafted gift. I feel like those of us who create have a kindred sense of the care and effort that goes into manipulating materials into new forms, whether it be clay, or yarn, ingredients to a recipe, or the like. It's really satisfying to make these types of exchanges.