As a kid, I loved Bert and Ernie, and as a kid, I said a lot of things wrong, as kids are known to do. I called my television friends Ernie-Bert, a fact of which I was reminded by my mom recently. In fact, she reminded me of it about the same time as I began whipping up a little striped number:
The stripes are Dream in Color Smooshy in "In Vino Veritas" and "Black Parade", and the combination reminded me of the striped shirts of Ernie-Bert. Thus we have the Ernie-Bert Mitts.
They're nothing very novel, a tube with a thumb gusset, basically, but they were created out of my head without reference to any other pattern and thus qualify as my own pattern. My first, I think. And I love them!
I'm going to type up the pattern, such as it is, in case anyone wants to try out a pair. They are perfect for using up leftover sock yarn, as they don't take much of either color. And the best thing is that they fit snugly so they don't shift around under long sleeves!