This year I succumbed to the Advent Mini-mitten Garland knitalong (Ravelry link) by Kat Lewinski. I started well after the knitalong began and my mini-mittens won't be finished for this year. Each Monday we were given a new mitten pattern and I'm only working on #6. It's addictive and I'm enjoying it.
I'm using Shetland or Shetland-type wool from Jamieson & Smith, Jamieson's, The Scottish Collection (which I understand is Jamieson's), Rennie Handknits, Shetland Wirsit and Harrisville - and some small balls that have no label from stash. Some of the yarn was purchased at Fancy Tiger in Denver and and some was purchased in Shetland last September. I'm glad that I chose to use these wools as I'm quite pleased with the way they are working up.
There are 24 patterns in all, each mitten is about 4 inches long, and I still have a long way to go, but I'm in no hurry for this project to end. The plan is to display one mitten per day from December 1st to 24th. Details on my mittens are here.