Samlaget (Norwegian publisher) is having a new mitten contest on Facebook. (They had one last year too). This year, it's about mittens with animal motifs, because their new mitten pattern book has several mitten patterns with animal motifs.
And when baking ginger bread cookies before Christmas, I was inspired to make a new mitten patterns - using the cookie cutters as inspiration.
I believe I still have a couple of cookie cutters that have not been turned into a mitten pattern yet, but eight motifs will suffice for now.
I've been giving away the charts for free, and som have made their own versions, like Craftzone's (ravelink). Now the Norwegian pattern is written out, and I'm in the middle of translating it to English. So if you enjoy knitting mittens and like these motifs, you could be one of the test knitters I'm looking for. Just send med an e-mail: torirot (at) gmail (dot) com