I just finished another pair of Bella's Mittens for my daughter. I LOVE this pattern. You can whip up a pair in just a couple of days. I love making cables and this horseshoe cable is instant gratification. Every time I knit a cable, I thought, "Wow, I love how this cable looks, I'll just knit another one." And in no time, the mittens are finished. I had never knit mittens before this pattern and was intimidated about making the thumb, but the directions on this pattern are excellent! Come on cold weather!!!