I don't think I've shared these mittens I made for my sister. I made the pattern for the mittens myself and everything! And then I stitched on them. Writing 'left' and 'right' in French. My sister lived in France for a little while, so I thought it was fitting. :-)
The lettering is done with whipped chain stitch. I quite like whipped chain stitch! I used two different pinks, but it's a bit difficult to tell. I think using similar colours in this type of stitch gives a nice shaded effect.
It was surprisingly difficult to take a picture that showed the actual colour of the corduroy.. in the end I just gave up! It is a lot warmer in reality. The photo below shows it a bit better.
I lined the mittens with a nice warm orange fleece. Mittens must be warm, don't you think? Even if you live in California like my sister! ;-)