Fortunately they have more than one pair of gloves ... but none that fit as well as these.
I hit the stash once more. The green wool for Henry was hand spun and dyed locally. I had purchased it with the intent to make a flap hat for DH. I made that hat at least 3 times. I just couldn't get it right so I tucked the yarn away waiting for the right inspiration (and tension and gauge!). The blue (Cascade Yarns - 100% superwash wool - color no. 854) for John was again from a project gone awry. This time the yarn seemed much easier to work with - I finally had the right project/hook for what it was made for. I followed this free pattern - Ravelry here - direct link here.
I didn't have to modify the pattern a bit to fit their hands because the yarns were different thickness. The boys were so excited - it was killing them to have to keep trying them on so I could make sure they fit. Henry now wants a pair of fingerless mits ... hmmm .... wonder where he got that idea from.
There's nothing like a little bit of handmade love to help warm the heart (and hands).
PS - it was 61 degrees when I went to the gym at 5:30 this AM ... another 'heat wave'!