We're going to have to get spillyjane, to quit designing mittens. Her stuff is just too cute to resist.
Exhibit A: Swedish Fish
A little hard to see the thumbs, right? They're in the same fish pattern and are constructed in a way that is new to me. spillyjane's directions are as clear as her design is cute. It's all in KnitPicks Palette, total cost including needles of something like $20, with plenty of the colorful fish wool left over to make a baby cardigan.