An unsuspecting friend will be receiving these mittens as a surprise. They are Totoro mitts, made from this great Ravelry pattern.
It took me ten days of non-intensive knitting to finish them. I used Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk DK so they feel very nice on the hands.
I like how the pattern includes Totoro and his umbrella as well as the dust sprites and mini-Totoros.
If you don't know Totoro, I feel a little sad for you...