I know that it's autumn, but you would never know it here in Tucson - the temperature is still hitting 90 degrees (32 celsius)! When I start seeing sweaters in stores and pumpkin butter at the grocery, I start wishing for the crisp air and golden sunlight of fall. And mittens. That's why I've started making a new pair, knitting all of my cold-weather dreams into each stitch.
My favorite mitten pattern is from the Knit Knack Kit by Kris Percival - it's a basic, easy pattern that's great if you're knitting your first pair of mittens.