You can officially add another item to the list of things that make the winter more bearable. In addition to hot chocolate, roaring fires, and sledding, there's now these wonderful knitted mittens that make it look like you've got a pair of Lego minifig hands at the end of each arm.

You'll of course first need to know how to knit (or be willing to learn) to make a pair yourself, but the free patterns are available for download from Carissa Knits. And while they were originally created exclusively for kids, they're now available in adult sizes as well. Just top it off with a Lego sled, and suddenly winter's the best time of the year. [Carissa Knits via Geek Crafts]