Well, it looks like I'm back on the one-knit-a-month train (touch wood).
I whipped up these mitts/wristers/wrist-warmers/fingerless gloves/whathaveyous for M, who's been complaining that his hands are cold all the time. There is the school of thought that says mitts are pointless, because your fingers are still exposed to the cold, and there is the school of thought that says they are fabulous, because they keep your hand warm while allowing you the use of your fingers. I belong to the latter school, natch. The idea is that the blood flowing to your fingers is warmer when it gets there by passing though your insulated wrist and palm. I don't know if that really works, but I do know that if you're not wearing anything on your hands, your fingers are a lot colder, and if you need your fingers to do stuff (type, fill the bird feeder, draw, open doors, write), you'll just take your mittens/gloves all the way off and then what?
Anyway, fingerless philosophy and science aside, I love wearing fingerless gloves. I love knitting them. And I would love to keep my boy's hands warm. He says he can't wear them while playing guitar, but they should help when he's doing homework and computer-related things. They probably would work for playing the drums and piano, too.
Pattern info on my Ravelry page.