The item I chose to make for February is Fetching by Cheryl Niamath. These fingerless gloves are knitted in an aran yarn which knits up quickly. I chose Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran which is 100% Merino and wonderfully soft, and which I already had in my stash.
There were lots of techniques in this pattern which I hadn't attempted before. I had never knit cables, nor had I worked a picot bind off. In fact, I'd never had a go at gloves or mittens before, so it was an education knitting on to a spare piece of yarn then pulling the yarn out again in order to knit the thumb, but I managed it.
Of course, like most things I knit, Eleanor has claimed these. I might have to knit another pair for myself.