My mom asked me for a set of these a year ago...better late than never? At least by now she'd forgotten all about it, and now they were a surprise!
I used this free pattern on Ravelry, and they worked up more quickly than I expected. Yay!
I liked the pattern overall, but I added five or six rows to the thumbs. Maybe I have unusually long digits (doubtful), but the thumbs as directed by the pattern seemed REALLY short.
Oh, well. Long or short, my mom will have warm digits this winter.