When my dad made a comment on my Facebook page a while back saying he wouldn't mind a pair of mittens to walk the dog with, I couldn't resist knitting him up a pair.
Yarn: Loops & Threads Undyed Wool in brown
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Cruiser (free Ravelry download)
These were a really quick knit. They took me two days of knitting to complete. The pattern was extremely well written and easy to follow. It was my first time doing an 'afterthought thumb', and I had no problems following her directions to make it. I would definitely recommend this pattern.