My niece sent me a link to the directions for this smitten about 3 years ago. She asked me if I could knit this for her and her husband. I said sure, if you think he'll use it. She said he will if she asks him to. Well, I did make it and they use it when they take walks in the winter. He really likes it. He got upset one day when they got ready for a walk and for awhile couldn't locate the smitten. I also made 2 for a craft fair and sold both.