I've finally decided to try thrummed mitts, and I'm enjoying this! (If you live somewhere warm and have no idea what I'm talking about, look here: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/thrumfaq.html) I like knitting regular mittens, because you get done so quickly - you can see your progress and have something finished in a week of 'spare moments'. Plus, it's very portable: I've been known to knit my way through many a 4H meeting! Anyway, I have fleece kicking around (being a wannabe spinner, I only have a drop spindle as of yet and much going on in my life so I don't get much chance to spin) and thought this would be a good use for it. Besides, winter is cold here and I have no good mittens. The first attempt turned out way too puffy, I'd pulled off far too much fleece for each little bit that is stuffed in the stitches. So, that one got pulled back and I've started over ... with a bit more restraint on the fleece, it is looking pretty good so far. Sheep are great.