These mittens will head west to San Francisco on Monday:
From the top down: Lopi, Takhi (have to find the ball band), Brown Sheep Bulky green, Brown Sheep Bulky red, Brown Sheep Bulky purple, Lion Brand Fisherman's wool held double, Elann Peruvian Highland Wool held double, and a discontinued Knitpicks Wool of the Andes held double. All except pair #2 were made following this pattern, using the instructions that start with you casting on 28 stitches. Use whatever needles work for you with bulky weight yarn -- I used 7s (4.5 mm) or 8s (5.0 mm), but most people would prefer a 10 (6.0 mm) or a 10.5 (7.0 mm) -- I knit very loosely.
There is still plenty of time to make a pair for this campaign. I know it's getting hot outside, but mittens don't sit on your lap, so they're not too bad for summer knitting, and think how good it will feel next winter to know you've made some kid in miserable circumstances just that tiny bit less miserable.