Just about the time I finished his new green striped hat, my son lost his mittens. That was after we discovered that the hat was just a bit too short and added earflaps. What were the chances that I would have enough handspun left to make two (matching) mittens? The mittens are the "Kennebunk Wooly Bear Mittens" by Robin Hansen from the 1987 edition of Homespun Handknit. I like the pattern (this is the third pair I've made) and usually make it without the loops of yarn inside. And, yes, I did just have enough yarn!
Here's my "ninja" mitten man--he says they are ninja mittens because it's hard to make a fist when he has them on, so his hands are in ninja form.