My sister has requested a pair for Christmas, so I'll be casting on for those soon. I'm not sure what colourway hers will be in. I've been dreaming up lots of new options, she's partial to my original Jewel colourway, but I'm not super keen on knitting the exact same colourway twice, so I'm going to try and come up with something different. I'd like the next pair that I knit to have the contrasting colours in the background rather than the foreground, so instead of the motif colour changing, the swirly pattern will all be in the same colour, and the background will shift. It's just fun to mix things up a bit.
This pair have yet to be lined. It's really tough to muster up the discipline to line them! At this point they look finished, are totally wearable, and are very warm. I've been wearing them for the past couple of days even though it hasn't really been justifiably cold yet. The lining definitely adds a really nice finished look, adds an extra layer of warmth and hides all the floats on the inside of the mitt that fingers could potentially get caught up it... I have plans to line them at some point, but I've got lots of other things to do between now and Christmas so I've sort of bumped the lining down my list of priorities.