Just finished these gloves for my dad's birthday. Actually, 15 minutes before the Post Office closed, so I was able to get them in just in time to arrive Friday, upon which day he will be 79.
I started out to make him a cable scarf in a fish pattern, because he loves fishing. Realized quite quickly that I would never be able to finish it in time for his birthday, so I switched to the gloves.
I had half a skein of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool left from some socks I made earlier. Turned out to be just enough.
That's all that was left when I finished.
I think I'll make another pair with my knitting sheath and small steel needles for driving this winter.