On the needles: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw11/PATTshelburne.php. Lovely Shelburne mittens. It just so happens that my lys, yes the one I don't often get to, had a sale on Rowan. I picked up a few skeins of felted tweed chunky in Grey Pebble. I really wasn't in the mood to test for gauge so I did the the equivalent of a reverse search on Ravelry. I looked up the yarn and found the associated projects. Searched for free patterns and voila! Oh, how I love Ravelry. Anyway, my mitts are going to need a serious blocking. The rib tends to twist and while they have great stretch, they are a bit narrow. My usual "pin to a bed" blocking won't do it so I've MacGyvered.
Its only ridiculous if it doesn't work.