The actual knitting was pretty quick, although I had to unpick and reknit part of one mitten, as I'd made it too short. It's a really easy pattern to follow, and there's something very satisfying about knitting fairisle, somehow it goes much faster than plain old stocking stitch!
I've had the opportunity to test the mittens several times now, and they're impervious to the driving wind and rain of Glasgow. I have never had cosier hands, and it makes me very happy! Making these mittens reminded me of the Sanquhar gloves I knitted last year, which are currently warming the hands of my flatmate. I really want to try some more of SpillyJane's patterns now - she designs lovely things. Next on the list are owl mittens I think!