I've always been scared to attempt mittens; even though I adore using dpns, the thought of doing a thumb on dpns just plain scared me. We're experiencing back to back blizzards this year. While trying to dig my car out after the last big blizzard with store bought acrylic gloves that got soaked and froze my hands, I changed my mind. I dug into the stash for some 100% wool and cast on that night.
4 stitches and 1 row = 1 inch in stockinette