I just finished these for a friend who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. She is very much a frilly gal who likes to "girly-girl" it up, so no plain warmers for her! I knitted them simply in k4p4 ribbing but used purple, fuzzy yarn. Then I edged them in black, sparkly yarn. I added a lacy (sort of) edge and festooned them with abalone buttons from my grandmother's button box.
My friend is already enjoying them, now it's your turn to vicarously enjoy!