i failed to mention though, that when i finished them, they didn't fit!!
when i cast off the cuffs, i just used the cast off i normally use, which has almost no stretch to it at all!
i spent a bit of time on tuesday, pulling them both back and re-doing both the ribbing (i didn't like it the first time...) and the cast off using a different method...
they fit! and they're super warm too!
they're certainly not perfect but they do the job!
now i've just got to start on the pair that i promised bb... months ago! oops!
have you finished any thing recently? have you tried to knit socks?