The pattern, World's Simplest Mittens, has the ribbed cuff being knitted with size 0 needles, which felt like knitting with flexible toothpicks. And the resulting cuff is almost too tight to get over Phoebe's hands. I think the idea is that mittens would fall off without a tight cuff, but since I put them on an I-cord, that's not an issue for Phoebe. So I'll remember that for next time. I also found the decreases confusing at the top of the mittens, and the mittens don't lay flat the way I think they should.
The yarn is called Meadow Stripes by Patons, and I adore the colors and how the mittens are fraternal, not identical, twins.
Phoebe also adores her mittens and handily picks up any old thing she finds on the sidewalk; we've now had lessons in What Phoebe Can Pick Up (basically, sticks and pennies).