My daughter has been complaining of how cold her hands get as she walks home from the school bus stop. I discovered that it was her way of hinting that I needed to get my knitting needles out.
She had a specific idea on what she wanted to keep her hands warm, either a pair of knitted gloves or mittens with flaps so she could have her fingers free if needs be. Not feeling up to the task of knitting ten fingers I vetoed the gloves but rather liked the latter idea which we have dubbed as flittens.
The two of us snuggled up on the bed one night and did a search on Ravelry and found a pattern that suited both of us. Me for simplicity and her for looks.