Here's the gift for the friend. A spunky oven mitt, knit up and felted using the left over Peace Fleece and some Wisconsin-grown, undyed wool yarn from a friend-of-a-friend.
The pattern is a freebie by Amy E. Anderson, Out of the Frying Pan. I've used it quite a few times now and think it is great. Each wool yarn has it's own felting properties (thickness, timing) and this one was no different. I needed to trim all the stray wool hairs on this one, lest they catch on fire! (Probably best not to use this one over an open flame).
I wrapped this up with some homemade granola, and a hope that it adequately expressed my appreciation for her help.