My MIL lives in New Mexico and I wanted to make her a pair of fingerless mitts for Xmas. I spent a long time looking at Navajo and Pueblo pottery and rugs, and then tried to blend the patterns with a traditional-ish Fair Isle style. DH helped pick the colors (6!) in Knit Picks Palette. She took these pics for me, because I forgot to snap pictures before I gave them to her!
They're not as detailed or long as the gloves I made for myself, but I love the palms and thumb of these.
I actually knit 3 mitts... I finished the first one and decided to redesign the cuff and a few other things; DH thought I was crazy when I started over. It's since been felted and turned into a cat toy, lol.