Here they are the fingerless mitts my DD wanted knitted.
The yarn is a mixture of alpaca, wool and 8% nylon.
It split as it was knitted, the needles were metal and slippery and the cable needle a bit long.
Yes they were a tricky knit.. one way of making a hole was just to purl a stitch without taking the yarn fwd, the instructions for this were ambiguous and frustrating. It took me a while to it work out and I started several times!! The metal needle kept slipping out of the stitches so I had quite a few tricky moments.. scream, scream, scream!! But they are done and all in all she is worth it. Hope she is happy with them. They are extremely warm. I shall post them to her today with the instructions that as they took a lot of my expertise and time, so she is to put them on and keep them on at all times. Well perhaps take them off when she visits the loo!!! !