I initially made a pair of these in a soft, dark green for my sister-in-law. I liked the pattern (creativeyarn’s Crochet Openwork Handwarmers) so much that I made a pair in black for myself. After wearing them a few times I added the flower embelishments that tie on. A coworker admired them, so I made a pair for her as well in teal. Even as the weather is getting warmer it is nice to have something when my hands get cold but it is too warm to put on gloves or even a long sleeve.