I put up a new project on my Ravelry site ..(I’m LNalebinder in Ravelry)… In the process of doing that I went to the Halcyon Yarn site. Now…to digress for a minute… I have been trying to learn to knit for a while now and am progressing rather slowly, but enjoying it none-the-less. We have a son and DDIL that live up in Michigan where they actually do have winter. My son was asking about gloves that have a cup on the end that you can slide back to use your fingers, then re-cover the tips of your fingers when you are finished. I had heard of them, but never seen any. (We seldom even have snow down here in Texas, just the occasional ice storm about every 5 years or so.) I had no idea what to call them, so have not found a pattern until now.
Anyway… here on the front page of Halcyon yarn site is a picture of what they are calling a Glomitt. It is exactly what he was talking about! And then as I went on to read… this pattern has a story to go with it. About a young soldier in Afghanistan where the winters are terribly cold. Do go over and read it…it is here. The pattern for Glomitt is downloadable and free.