Although it's not the season to enjoy these bright and cozy new mitts, I know I'll be happy to have them come winter. They're my learning-stranded-colorwork project, and they proved great fun to make. (And although the insides initially looked like a rainbow yarn monster had puked voluminously, weaving in the ends turned out not to be so bad.) I modified Nguyen Le's Fingerless Mittens pattern in Color Knitting with Confidence just a bit, changing the color sequence and both cast-on and bind-off methods.
The background neutral here is Berroco Ultra Wool's Driftwood, with accents in Cascade 220 colors from the household stash.
I only started blocking my knitting projects in the past few months. This project serves as a good example of why one might want to do this step, at least sometimes: check out the blobby wonky distended unblocked (left) and nice tidy wet-blocked (right) mitts below.